WISBECH: Handbag thieves target 70 year old woman out for a walk with daughter

PUBLISHED: 11:36 06 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:08 02 June 2010

A 70 YEAR-old woman had her handbag snatched as she walked along a Wisbech road with her daughter.

The pair were in Tavistock Road, having walked through Wisbech Park, when the robber cycled up behind them, got off his bike and grabbed the handbag, causi

A 70 YEAR-old woman had her handbag snatched as she walked along a Wisbech road with her daughter.

The pair were in Tavistock Road, having walked through Wisbech Park, when the robber cycled up behind them, got off his bike and grabbed the handbag, causing the victim to spin around.

He then got on his bike and rode off towards the park.

The victim was not injured but was left shaken.

The robber was described as white, about 5'8" and was riding bare-chested.

DC Rachel Pearce said: "I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to consider whether they saw anything suspicious.

" I would particularly like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen the cyclist described."

Anyone with information should contact DC Pearce on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


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