Police authorities in Wakefield have disclosed a CCTV image of an individual they wish to interview in connection with a robbery that transpired on Monday, December 18, 2023.

During the incident, a man made an attempt to snatch a handbag from a woman walking along Dickinson Street in College Grove. Despite the assailant’s efforts, the resilient woman managed to retain possession of her handbag. However, the suspect successfully accessed the bag, extracting a purse before hastily fleeing the scene on foot.

Subsequently, the stolen purse’s bank card was utilized at Best-One on Lower York Street shortly after the incident. The victim, understandably rattled by the encounter, has left the police eager to identify the man depicted in the released CCTV image, as he may hold crucial information pertinent to the ongoing investigation.

Authorities are urging anyone who believes they can identify the individual in the image or possesses information that could aid the investigation to get in touch with Wakefield CID. This can be done via the live chat function on the official website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 13230697582.

For those who wish to provide information anonymously, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached at 0800 555 111. The police are hopeful that public cooperation will lead to the swift resolution of this case.