BRAZEN robbers in a car engaged with a tug-of-war with a woman on Saturday afternoon in Barnstaple then sped off with her handbag. The incident took place as the 41-year-old was walking along Gorwell Road at about 3.10pm. As she neared the junction with

BRAZEN robbers in a car engaged with a tug-of-war with a woman on Saturday afternoon in Barnstaple - then sped off with her handbag.The incident took place as the 41-year-old was walking along Gorwell Road at about 3.10pm.As she neared the junction with Frank Marsh Road two men in a left-hand drive white hatchback with a noisy exhaust pulled up and asked for directions before one grabbed her bag. They drove off almost colliding with a silver estate car.The suspect is described as white, in his 20s with short-cropped hair.Police have appealed for the driver of the silver car or anyone who saw the incident to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting reference CB/08/1028.