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Appeal for witnesses after 74-year-old woman robbed in Bedford

Alert message sent 01/05/2018 15:00:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

We are appealing for witnesses after a 74-year-old woman was robbed in Bedford on Monday 23 April.
The victim was walking along Dane Street between 12.15pm and 1.15pm, through the alley to Church Square, when she was approached from behind.


The offender pushed her causing her to fall to the ground, and her black leather “Filofax” style handbag, containing cash and a mobile phone, was taken.
Detective Constable Guy Steel-Jessop, investigating, said: “This was an intimidating incident at lunchtime in a busy town centre. The victim was understandably frightened and has been left shaken up. We are keen to find the person responsible.


“We won’t tolerate this kind of behaviour in our county, and we are keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident. If you have any information, please come forward.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call us on 101 quoting reference number JH/18695/2018. You can also submit information online by visiting our
reporting centre.
Alternatively you can call  independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Louise Ross (Police, Communications Officer, Be)

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