A MAN with a tan snatched a handbag from a 23-year-old woman outside Oxford Botanic Garden.

The thief then ran off towards the city centre on Tuesday between 10.30am and 11am. The bag was later found in Rose Lane but the purse was missing.

Police described the robber as about 6ft tall, with a tanned complexion, and wearing a charcoal grey jumper and dark blue jeans.