Purse-snatcher strikes in Welwyn Garden City

A PURSE-SNATCHER is being hunted after striking outside a shopping centre.

The lowlife grabbed a woman’s purse at 1pm on January 4, just outside the Howard Centre, in Welwyn Garden City.

He then ran off in the direction of Longcroft House.

The crook is described as “a black man, aged approximately 34-years-old and wearing a dark coloured jacket”.

Pc Joe Clapham said: “Did you see the incident or the man described running from the scene?

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“If you can help, please call me via the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111.”

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