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Police seek Rugby bag-snatcher who attacked pensioner

Rugby Editorial 14th May, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A ROBBER who attacked a woman in Rugby town centre in broad daylight is being hunted by police.

Witnesses are being urged to come forward following the attempted robbery on Regent Street around 1pm on Thursday May 7.

The victim, who is in her 60s, was walking along Regent Street towards Regent Place on the left hand side of the pavement when she was attacked from behind.

She was outside Parriss Jewellers when someone grabbed hold of her handbag. The woman kept hold of it which caused her to twist and fall between two cars parked on the road.

The woman was wearing a blue three quarter length coat with the hood up. She did not suffer any injuries requiring hospital treatment although the attack left her shaken.

The robber, who ran off in an unknown direction, is described as a white woman with long brown hair, of slim build and aged between 20 and 30. She was wearing a beige hooded coat, pink skirt and blue leggings.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact Police on 101, quoting incident reference 170 of May 7, or contact

crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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