A BAG-snatcher made off with a leather holdall containing a purse and a mobile phone in Hoole.

The female victim was walking along Lightfoot Street, Hoole, Chester, at about 8.30pm on Saturday, November 29, when a man grabbed her bag and ran away.

Cheshire Police spokesperson Shelley Williams said: “The offender, described as a white male, about 5’10” tall and dressed in dark clothing and a woolly hat, grabbed a business type black leather holdall from the victim and ran off in the direction of Philip Street.

“The holdall contained a number of valuable personal items including a mobile phone and purse. The victim chased the man on foot for a short distance before losing sight of him in Philip Street.”

Anyone who has any information should ring Chester Specialist Investigation Unit on 0845 458 0000 or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.