Sep 19 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was the victim of an attempted daylight robbery as she walked through Burscough.
At around 5:40pm on Saturday, August 31, A 61-year-old woman was walking along Junction Lane when she was approached from behind by a man. The thug took her by surprise and tried to snatch her handbag from her shoulder.
The victim was able to keep hold of her handbag and hit the would-be thief with another shopping bag that she was carrying.
She fell to the ground as she hit him with the bag, but she remained unharmed and the man fled away from the scene empty-handed.
DC Paul Mulrooney said: “This happened in broad daylight when there would have been plenty of people around.
“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything to come forward and contact us.”
The offender has been described as white, around five feet nine inches tall of medium build and between 17 - 20 years old.
He was wearing navy blue shorts, a blue hooded top and trainers.
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101, quoting log reference number LC-20130831-1399, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.