Thetford teen fights off bag snatcher


A teenager fought off a man who tried to steal her handbag in Thetford yesterday.

Norfolk Police say the 19-year-old was walking in Old Croxton Road at about 6.25pm when she was approached by a man who tried to grab her bag, but he ran away when she resisted.

He was described as white, 6ft tall, of stocky build wearing a black hat, dark clothing and boots.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the man’s description.

Call PC Les Maguire at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their Anonymous online form at