[05 DEC 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Boys Aged Ten In
Alleged Bag Snatching Spree
ten-year-old boys were arrested yesterday after pensioners were
hurt by thieves trying to grab their handbags.
72-year-old woman struck her head on the ground after being pulled
over by the would-be thieves, who tried to snatch her handbag in
Clifton Road, Rugby just before 2pm.
needed two stitches following the incident as she cut her head as
she fell. The youngsters who attacked her did not succeed in
pensioner was attacked in a similar way, but again she managed to
keep hold of her bag.
believe that three other ladies in the town may have been
targeted, and are appealing for anyone who was approached to come
boys, both aged ten, were arrested on suspicion of attempting to
steal the handbags. They were released on bail and were due to be
interviewed about the matter today.
should ring 01788 541111.