[05 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Knifeman Strikes In
knifeman pulled a woman to the ground before making off with her
handbag in Coventry city centre yesterday.
victim suffered grazes to her knees and wrists following the
robbery in the City Arcade at 10.30am.
approached by a black man, aged about 20. He demanded money and
pointed a knife at her.
attacker then grabbed at the bag, pulling her to the ground before
making his escape.
bag was later found, but a Nokia mobile phone worth £150, £15
cash and a watch worth £150 had all been taken.
are appealing for witnesses who saw the attack or the offender
making his escape to come forward.
is 5ft 5ins, slim and was wearing a light-coloured baseball cap, a
blue jacket, dark baggy bottoms. He was wearing a white mask,
described as a “decorators mask” over his face.
should call police on 024 7653 9010.