Appeal for witnesses after elderly woman hurt in Bude handbag theft attempt

Wednesday 8th June 2022 1:45 pm
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DEVON and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was assaulted in an attempted robbery in a Bude street.

The woman, in her 80s, was walking close to the town centre when she was knocked over by a teenager on a skateboard who tried to steal her handbag.

She suffered injuries to her face after she was assaulted during the struggle for the bag.

The boy then ran from the scene empty-handed, leaving the victim on the ground.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident which happened at the junction of Belle Vue Lane and Belle Vue Avenue around 10.30am on Tuesday, May 24.

They are also seeking the suspect, who is described as white, aged 16-17, with short fair hair. He was wearing a red jacket, trousers, and possibly a baseball cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on [email protected] or by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/047060/22.

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