[15 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Car Robber Strikes
pensioner was cut with a blade as she struggled with a robber
trying to steal her handbag from her car.
was clearing the car windscreen for a friend with whom she was
travelling as they rested at the
Granada service station on the M42, near the junction with the A5
yesterday at 6pm.
60-year-old woman saw a man approach the car and grab her handbag,
which was on the front passenger seat.
struggle broke out during which she suffered cuts to her hand. The
cuts are consistent with a blade, possibly a knife being used.
attacker escaped and police are appealing for anyone who saw him
to come forward.
is described as being swarthy, possibly of eastern European
appearance, 5ft 8ins, in his late 20s with short shaved hair.
drove off in a red Nissan Cabstar van registration L471FBM. He is
also wanted in connection with other offences in the area.
victim needed nine stitches at a hospital in Tamworth, but was
later able to continue to her home in Gloucestershire.
or anyone who has seen the manís van, should call 01926 415000