Detectives investigating the robbery of a bag from a lady in the early hours of the morning released footage of a man they want to speak to.
It happened at around 1am on November 24 when the female victim, 52, has been walking home alone from a pub in the Plungington area of Preston and a male has followed her, grabbed her and then taken her handbag containing personal items and caused a minor injury in the process.
DC Jane Jacques from Preston Police said: “This is a serious incident and an understandably scary one for the victim who is very shaken up. The offender has preyed on a lone female in the early hours of the morning and taken her property.
“We think the person responsible for this offence visits or resides in the Plungington area.
“Following extensive enquiries, we have identified the male in the footage as someone that we want to speak to and who can assist us with further information.
“If you know or recognise the man in the photo or perhaps interacted with him, please make contact with us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information can call 01772 209622 or if you fail to get an answer, 101, quoting incident reference 0066 of 24th November.
Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111