Police appeal after second hangbag snatched in Seaford

A pensior’s handbag was snatched when she was waiting for a bus in Seaford.

Police said the 75-year-old woman was in Hythe Cresent on Thursday February 13 when a man took the black and white bag.

This is the second handbag snatching in Seaford within the last few days, with police considering the possibility that the two incidents may be linked.

The second robbery took place at about 1pm in Hillside Avenue, Seaford, at its junction with Hythe Crescent.

The thief was described as white, 5ft8, and of slender build.

He is thought to have been wearing a grey jacket and a dark beanie-style hat pulled low down to his eyes.

The woman’s bag was made of plastic and fabric. It contained a purse, cash and bank cards.

Detective Constable Steve Shimmons said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the suspect loitering in that area or running off after the attack.

“We would also like to speak to someone who found a handbag earlier in the week and placed it through Seaford police station letterbox, as this has been linked to a robbery on Monday, 10 February in Bramber Lane, Seaford.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or alternatively to call the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.