[22 DEC 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Hunted After String Of Robberies
youth with a dog is being hunted in Coventry in connection with
three vicious street robberies all carried out in the same road.
believe the same person is responsible for three incidents that
took place in Bell Green Road.
first attack took place on 24 November at 5.30pm. A 56-year-old
man was walking down the road and noticed that he was being
followed by a youth with a terrier-like dog.
was trailed from Sewall Highway, up Pendennis Close and onto Bell
the youth grabbed the man and pushed him to the ground.
rummaged through the man’s jacket and stole £40 in cash. The
man suffered grazing, cuts and soreness to his hip.
victim described the attacker as being in his late teens, 5ft
10ins, and was wearing a kagool or wind-cheater.
1 December at 6.30pm the youth struck again, setting upon a
46-year-old woman walking along towards Carey Street.
heard someone running behind her and her handbag was grabbed with
such force that the strap broke.
woman screamed and reached down and held onto the bag, but the
youth snatched it and made off. The bag had £270 cash in it.
said the youth had a shaven head, a cream and white three-quarter
length jacket and dark trousers.
next day, again at 6.30pm a 40-year-old woman was waiting at a bus
stop opposite Nuffield Road, when she saw the youth walk past her
and into Nuffield Road.
later he returned and paced the length of the bus stop. He seemed
agitated and was talking to the dog.
then grabbed the woman’s handbag, pushed her to the ground and
woman suffered a twisted ankle and had £80 stolen.
dog was again described as a terrier like, and black and white or
Mark Haughian from Stoney Stanton Road police station said:
with information should call 024 7653 9020 or Crimestoppers on
were nasty incidents and we believe the youth must be local to
the area as they have all happened in Bell Green Road”