Woman pushed to ground during attempted robbery in The Rally, Leicester
A man tried to steal a handbag from a woman as she walked in a city park.
He targeted the 41-year-old victim in The Rally, behind Tudor Road, Leicester, just after 9am on Friday.
She was approached from behind by the man who demanded her handbag and then pushed her to the ground.
The victim screamed and the offender made off empty handed towards Fosse Road North.
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The suspect is as a white man, in his mid to late 40s, 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in, of medium to slim build, and has been described as having heavy brown stubble on his face.
He was wearing a black or brown duffel style coat, which had a hood, and dark trousers.
Detective Constable Caroline Wright is investigating the incident, she said: "This was a nasty incident that happened at a busy time of the day when many people were commuting to work and school.
"The victim although not injured was left extremely shocked by the incident and we would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or someone matching the description of the suspect to contact us."
Anyone with any information can contact Det Const Caroline Wright on 101, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.