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WITNESS APPEAL AFTER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN RYDE

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Ryde High Street on Wednesday (2nd November).

A 28-year-old woman – who was with her 19-month old daughter – was leaning into the boot of her car outside Iceland at just after 14:00, when a man approached her.

While talking to her, he grabbed the strap of her handbag but failed to steal it. He is said to have tried a second time, but also failed.

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PC Leah Fearn from Newport CID said:

“This incident happened on a busy high street in the middle of the afternoon, when there would have been lots of people around.

“If you saw anything, please contact me on 101 quoting 44160414435.”

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