A WOMAN was robbed at knifepoint by a thug who stole her handbag.

Andover police are appealing for information after the incident which happened on Wednesday, January 1, between 8.30pm and 8.55pm.

The shocking incident happened in Millway Road.

The victim, a 24-year-old woman, was walking home from the direction of Salisbury Road, when a man approached her with a knife.

He threatened her before taking her bag.

The man is described as:

• White

• Aged around 20 years old

• Around 5ft 6ins tall

• Of skinny build

• Brown hair

• Wearing grey/black tracksuit bottoms, white trainers, waist length blue/black waterproof jacket

A spokesman for the police said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has any information.

“In particular, we would like to hear from any motorists who drove along this road between 8.40pm and 9pm that day.

“Anyone with information should call us on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44200001069.

“Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.”