A MAN threatened to stab a woman in Broughton before stealing her handbag, police confirm.

The incident took place at a property on Eaton Close, in Broughton, at about 11am this morning, Friday.

A police spokesman confirmed that a man approached the woman as she was getting out of a vehicle and demanded her bag.

Before escaping with the bag, the police say that the man threatened to stab her but add that no weapon was seen.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting the reference code 20000183857.