Thousands of pounds of kit has been stolen from a student who was heading to her parents home.Advertisement
The 28-year-old victim took a short cut in Fulwood when the incident happened.
She was carrying a suitcase and a large leather holdall – containing a Macbook, iPod, iPad Mini and a Sony 750D DSLR camera.
As she stopped to tie her shoe she was approached from behind by a man in dark clothing in Williams Lane, just off Pitman Way.
DC 8016 Lewis Haigh from Preston CID said: “The victim was on her way home to her parents’ house from London where she is studying when someone has pulled the bag from her as she was tending to her shoe. This has caused her some considerable distress as she has a crucial deadline to meet and the stolen items are worth over £2000 which means they are extremely costly to replace.
“We know that this is a well-lit area frequented by dog walkers and so there may have been someone who saw or heard something that could help.
“If you have been offered any of this equipment to buy or you have information that could assist us, please get in touch.”
The incident happened around 6pm on Friday 25 November.
The offender is described as between 5’8″ and 5’10” and of a slim build.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime number SA1615909.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.