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February 12 2014.

Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed for her handbag in Seaford. The 69-year-old was walking in Bramber Lane close to Coldstream House at about 1.15pm on Monday (10 February) when a man approached her from behind and pulled her handbag from her. 
The tan or cream bag was pulled with such force that the victim fell and suffered cuts and bruises.

The thief, described as a young man in dark clothing, escaped towards the Crouch. The bag has been recovered but some items are still missing.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, especially if they saw anyone suspicious then or in the minutes beforehand.

Sergeant Stuart Mullins said: "This was a nasty incident and is being treated as a robbery.

"Offences of this sort are rare in Seaford and we are very keen to find the person responsible. Until then I would urge the public to be wary of walking along alleyways or secluded routes on their own.

"We are also asking that anyone with any information come forward especially if you think you might have seen the attacker or know who it is."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 629 of 10/2, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.