SALISBURY CID is appealing for witnesses to an incident which occurred in the Culver Street car park area yesterday.
At approximately 4pm, a woman aged in her 20s was walking home through the lower car park with her two young children when she was approached by a man.
The man pushed her and stole her purse which contained a small amount of cash and a gas/electric meter card. Fortunately, the woman was not injured.
The man is described as aged in his late 20s, approximately 6 ft 1 inches tall, with tanned skin, short brown hair and scruffy side burns. He was wearing green and brown camouflage trousers cut off to just below the knee.
DC Charlotte Mason said: “This incident was upsetting for this lady and I would like to reassure residents that we are carrying out a thorough investigation to identify the suspect.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, who either witnessed it, or may have information to help us identify this man.
“In particular, we’d really like to speak to a man who came to the woman’s aid shortly after the incident.”
Anyone with information should call Salisbury CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.