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Appeal for witnesses following robbery - Cogges

Alert message sent 30/10/2019 14:53:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of robbery in Witney.

At 6pm on Tuesday (29/10), the victim, a woman in her sixties, was approached from behind by a man in the alleyway between Cogges Hill Road and Hollis Close. The man grabbed her handbag and the victim fell to the ground, hitting her head on the pavement. The handbag was later found in the alleyway but the purse it contained had been taken. The victim sustained an injury to the head but did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is described as a man with a slim build, approximately 5ft6ins to 5ft7ins tall, and was wearing all black, including a black hooded top with the hood pulled up.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Steven Bates, based at Witney police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim and I am urging anyone who has any information to come forward.

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the area at the time of the offence who believes they may be able to help our investigation to contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190337428, or to make a report online.

“Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Ffion Jones (Police, Communications Assistant , HQ South)

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