Thames Valley Police have released an e-fit image of a man following a theft in Banbury.
On Friday 6th March 2020, at around 7:15pm, the victim, a 57 year old woman, was walking along the Kingsway towards the entrance of Leigh Grove.
She was approached by an unknown man asking for a cigarette. The victim did not have a cigarette, so the man asked for a pound.
The victim opened her bag to give him a pound, the man then snatched the bag from her arm and ran off in the direction of Beargarden Road.
The bag and its contents, including keys, cash and a passport, were stolen.
The offender is described as a slim white man, around 5′ 10″ tall. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, blue wash denim jeans and white trainers.
If you witnessed this incident, saw an individual who fits this description in the area, or have any other information that could assist the Police with their investigations please call 101 quoting reference number ‘43200077490’.
Alternatively a report can be made online via the Thames Valley Police website – https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ or you can contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, anonymously, via their website – https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or by calling 0800 555 111.