Man steals handbag from woman driver who stopped to give him directions

A thief stole a woman driver's handbag
A thief stole a woman driver's handbag
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A DRIVER who stopped to help a man who asked for directions in Portsmouth had her handbag stolen by him.

The 34-year-old female driver was in a blue Renault Megane when the man, who is white and in his 20s, reached in and grabbed the beige satchel-style handbag containing a Blackberry phone and £280 in cash.

He was seen running away towards Lynton Grove.

Police have revealed the theft happened at 9pm on May 7 in Idsworth Road, Baffins.

They asked anyone with information to call them on 101.