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Police are hunting a handbag snatcher who struck in Upminster in the early hours of Boxing Day.

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The man, believed to be white and aged about 40, approached a 21-year-old woman from behind while she used a cash machine outside the Plough pub, Ingrebourne Gardens, at 12.05am.

He grabbed her Biba zebra print handbag, which contained a Hermes purse and £40 in cash, and ran off.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Romford Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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