25th May 2022

Man attempts to take vulnerable woman’s bag in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man attempted to take a vulnerable woman’s bag in Taunton.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“It happened at about 1.30pm on Monday 4 May at a bus stop opposite Nightingale House, East Reach.

The woman, who is in her 50s, called police to report that a man on a bicycle had followed her, asking for money, and she had pushed him away when he reached for her bag.“

Police have described the suspect as a ‘dishevelled’-looking man in his 30s or 40s, of slim build and wearing a brown coat, a white t-shirt and dark-coloured trousers.

If you witnessed the incident, or have dashcam footage which could help, contact police online or call 101, quoting reference 5220096826.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.