Police have appealed for witnesses following the attempted robbery of a woman near Pudsey Bus Station.
The incident – which left the victim very upset but physically unharmed – took place at about 9.10pm on Wednesday, 28 October, near the Greggs shop opposite the bus station, off Church Lane.
The 36-year-old woman had the shoulder strap of her bag grabbed by a man who let go after members of the public intervened. The victim jumped onto a Number 4 bus and left the area unharmed.
The suspect is described as white, 6ft tall and of medium build, slightly overweight with what she described as ‘bad skin’ and a wide nose.
He was wearing a checked jumper with a diamond shape pattern and dark thick long coat. The man apparently spoke with a Yorkshire accent and smelt of alcohol.
PC James Taylor of Leeds District Police, said:
“I am particularly keen to speak to members of the public who intervened and would have gotten a good look at the suspect.
“We know this male confronted the victim shortly beforehand at the junction of Chapeltown and Church Lane but she was able to get away from him by going into a shop.”
Anyone with information can contact PC Taylor by calling 101, referencing crime number 13150445169. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.