POLICE in Solihull are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault and attempted robbery.
The incident occurred at 6:45pm on Tuesday (February 17) in Cooks Lane at the junction with Forth Drive in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham.
A woman, aged 27, was walking down Cooks Lane when a man came up behind her and pulled the straps of her rucksack, dragging her for a short distance.
Three people went to the aid of the victim after she shouted for help and the offender made off empty handed.
The offender is described as white, 20 to 24 years-old, about 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build, with short brown scruffy hair. He had a big, pointed nose, pale skin and pock marks on his face.
Detective Constable Keiron Sherlock, from CID at Solihull police station, said: “This incident left the victim extremely shaken.
“We would appeal to one of the three good Samaritans who came to the victim’s aid to come forward as, unlike the other two, he has not been identified.
“He is described as a black male who may have been on the number 94 bus just prior to the incident. We would urge him to come forward as he may be able to provide vital information to help with the enquiry.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information should call CID at Chelmsley Wood police station on 0845 113 5000.