Dog walker fends off thieves who threatened to steal pet after snatching handbag

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POLICE are appealing for information after a dog walker was robbed in the street.

The 62-year-old victim approached by two males a she walked along Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, at around 3.30pm on Monday.

One of the males snatched her handbag and the other one threatened to steal her dog.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “Following a short struggle the males have made off with the bag only.”

The suspects are described as white, wore dark clothed and were on pedal bikes.

The victim was not hurt but was shaken up.

It happened near the Premier Inn and Fleet Avenue.

Call police if you have any information on 101.