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Gillingham masked mugger punches woman in alleyway near Woodlands Road before stealing handbag

By KentOnline reporter

A woman has been punched in the face by a masked mugger who stole her handbag in Gillingham.

She was targeted in a daylight attack as she walked in an alleyway next to the railway track near Woodlands Road.

The robber punched her in the face before grabbing her bag and running off towards Woodlands Road at about 9.30am on Tuesday.

A masked mugger struck in alleyway near Woodlands Road. Picture Google Street View

A masked mugger struck in alleyway near Woodlands Road. Picture: Google Street View

The attacker is described as a tanned man, 5ft 6/7in, of medium build and with brown eyes.

He was wearing a blue hoodie with a zip at the front, jeans or tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and a black scarf across his face.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to phone DC Nichole Carter on 01634 792637, quoting XY/030343/14.

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