Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Cassiobury Park, Watford, specifically two women who helped the victim.
At around 6.50pm on Friday, November 4, the victim was walking close to Cha Café, when she was approached from behind by a man. He tried to take her bag and struck her on the head, causing injuries. Her purse was then stolen.
The man was described as white, aged in his mid-20s, with a skinny face and short facial hair. He was said to be wearing a black top with a red stripe.
The victim, who is aged in her 30s, sustained an injury to her head which required hospital assessment.
Detective Constable Ian Blackledge, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “This was a shocking attack on a lone female. At the moment this appears to be an isolated incident and we are very keen to find the person responsible to prevent further incidents.
“The description of him is quite distinctive so if you think you might know him or saw him in the park around the time of the incident, please contact me.
“I’d also like to speak to the members of the public who came to the victim’s aid just after it happened, specifically two women. If this was you, please contact me as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to please email Ian.Blackledge@herts.police.uk
You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/89729/22.