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E-fit released following theft in Banbury

Alert message sent 16/03/2020 11:38:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

At around 7.15pm on Friday 6 March the victim, a 57-year-old woman, was walking along the Kingsway towards the entrance of Leigh Grove when she was approached by an unknown man asking her for a cigarette. The victim did not have a cigarette so the man asked for a pound.

The victim opened her bag to give him a pound and the man snatched the bag from her arm and ran off in the direction of Beargarden Road.

The bag and its contents were stolen including keys, cash and a passport. 

The offender is described as a white man, around 5ft 10ins tall, and slim. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, blue wash denim jeans and white trainers.

Investigating officer PC Amy Boughton based at Banbury police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this incident, or anyone who saw a man matching the e-fit and description in the area at the time to get in touch.

“You can make a report online, or by calling 101 quoting the reference 43200077490.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”

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