A THIEF knocked a woman to the ground and snatched her handbag.
The 49-year-old woman was walking along Willow Lane, Birkby, at about 8am on Saturday when a group of people passed her. ..TEXT: Seconds later she was approached from behind by a thief who grabbed her bag knocking her down.
He then ran off towards Halifax Old Road. He was described as 5ft 11in tall and slim. He was wearing dark blue tracksuit bottoms and a dark jumper. Another man in the group was white, 5ft 4in tall and stocky, with sandy-coloured, cropped hair.
Anyone with information should phone Det Con Dave Kinghorn on 01484 436513.