Police have arrested a 30-year-old man from Market Harborough in connection with a robbery in January in the town.
The arrest is linked to a robbery in broad daylight on Friday, January 15, on a path between Symington Rec and Mill Hill Road.
A woman, aged 53, was struck from behind and her purse was stolen. Her male attacker then ran off across Symington Rec towards St Mary’s Road.
The purse was later found by a member of the public - although police are not saying where it was discovered.
The purse was handed on to a police forensics team to see whether it held evidence linked to the robbery.
The man arrested by local police has since been released on police bail.