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Appeal after lady is robbed in Dunstable

24 Jan 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was robbed in Dunstable yesterday (Tuesday).  

Between 12.30pm and 1pm the victim was walking along Oakwood Avenue at its junction with Graham Road when she was approached from behind. He grabbed the victim’s shoulder bag, and when she tried to resist she fell to the ground. After taking the bag, which contained personal items and some cash, the offender ran towards a nearby block of flats.  

The offender is described as about 5’8’’ and between 16 to 20 years old. At the time the offence he was described as wearing a grey hooded top.  

Detective Constable Mark Amey, investigating, said: “This was a nasty incident in broad daylight which left the victim shaken up, and we are keen to find the person responsible. We won’t tolerate this kind of behaviour in our county and are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen the incident. If you have any information, I would urge you to come forward.”  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting reference number JD/03543/2018, you can also submit information online by visiting our reporting centre.  

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.  

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