Elderly woman knocked over as bag stolen in Eastwood robbery

Police are investigating after an 85-year-old woman had her bag stolen in Eastwood – leaving her ‘extremely shaken’.

Friday, 5th November 2021, 10:19 am
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She was reportedly approached by a man on a bike in Nottingham Road, Eastwood, when he rode past her and allegedly grabbed her handbag, knocking her over.

Officers investigating the incident, which happened just after 11am on Friday, October 8, have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

PC Hollie Fothergill, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “An elderly woman was left extremely shaken after this awful incident which has been reported to us.

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“Robberies can have a profound and varied impact on victims, and we are working hard to investigate the incident and offer the victim support following her ordeal.

“As part of our enquiries, we are very keen to speak to the man pictured. We believe he may have information which could help us with our investigation.

“We would urge anyone who recognises the man or has any information to get in touch with us on 101, quoting incident 275 of October 8.”

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