POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a thief targeted a woman on a footpath.

Thames Valley Police appealed for witnesses after a theft in Milton Keynes.

The concerning incident happened around 11.10pm on Monday, November 13 on the path parallel to Elder Gate towards Avebury Boulevard.

The offender snatched a black Primark bum bag from the victim, a woman in her thirties.

The offender is described as a middle-aged Asian man, wearing a dark tracksuit with a slim build.

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Investigating officer PC Joshua Richardson from Milton Keynes police station said: “I would like to appeal to anybody who may have witnessed this incident, to please get in touch.

“You can get in touch by either making a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43230511380.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”