Nurse fights off bag snatcher
A nurse has fought off a man who punched her in the face as
he tried steal her handbag.
Now police have released an e-fit image of the mugger who fled
empty-handed after the attack in a Canterbury city centre car
The 41-year-old woman from Dover was loading shopping
into her car in the Northgate Community Centre car park in Military
Road when a man approached and grabbed her bag.
She refused to let go of it and the mugger pushed her
to the ground and punched her in the face before running off.
The woman went for a check up at Kent and Canterbury Hospital
but was not seriously injured.
Her attacker is described as white, aged in his late 20s, 5ft
8ins, with short, closely-cropped hair and wearing a grey, hooded
The incident happened at 7.30pm December, 17 2012 but
ongoing police inquiries have meant that the efit could not be
released until this week.
Anyone who recognises the man should contact Det Con Dan Aylett at
Kent Police on 101, giving reference ZY/35861/12.
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