A MUM who was walking with her little boy had her handbag snatched by a teenager in Kidderminster.

The thief snatched the handbag off her shoulder as she walked through the alleyway between Byron Close and Elizabeth Close.

The thief, who did not say anything or use any violence, ran off in the direction of Elizabeth Close.

The bag, which contained £70 in cash, was a black cloth handbag with shiny leather straps.

The thief is described as a white male, between 14 and 16 years old and about 5ft 3in in height.

He was of slim build, had a pale complexion and a thin face with prominent cheek bones.

He was wearing a black baseball cap, white shell-suit top with little white studs or air holes around the waist, navy blue jeans and white, laced trainers.

The incident took place on Monday, May 20 at 1.45pm.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Kidderminster Police Station on 01562 820888 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.