A 56-YEAR-OLD woman was slapped in the face by a thug who stole her handbag.
The woman was walking along New North Road, Heckmondwike, on her way home when a teenager stepped out from in front of a parked vehicle.
He grabbed hold of her handbag and she tried to hit him with her umbrella. But he snatched it from her and threw it to the ground.
He then slapped her on the right cheek then made off with the handbag, which contained only small change.
He was described as white, aged between 13 and 17 and slim with a pale complexion and dark hair.
He was wearing a black, zip-up jacket, dark trousers and dirty trainers.
Anyone with information about the theft, which took place at 8.50pm on Friday, can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.