Police hunt for Hornby mugger

23:33, Dec 30 2013

Police are searching for a mugger in Hornby after a man reportedly knocked over a woman before fleeing with her handbag.

The incident happened on Goulding Ave, behind the Dressmart shopping centre in Hornby, about 10.20am today.

"A male knocked over a female, grabbed her handbag and ran off," a police spokesman said.

No description of the offender was available yet, but anyone who witnessed the incident was asked to contact Christchurch police on 03 363 7400.

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