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[01 FEB 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
2,000 Stolen In Coventry Street Attack

A robber snatched a woman's handbag containing 2,000 cash as she was on her way to the building society to deposit it in Coventry.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened in Station Street East in Foleshill at 12.25pm on Monday.

The 37-year-old victim, from Coventry, was approached from behind and pushed, causing her to fall over.

The offender tried to snatch her bag but she held on to it and there was a struggle.

He managed to grab hold of the bag and made off back down the road.

The woman was on her way to the Coventry Building Society on Station Street East to deposit the money which her savings.

The offender is of eastern European appearance, in his early 20s, medium build, 5ft 8ins tall. He has a thin face, dark eyes and had a stud through his eyebrow.

He was wearing a beige Nike baseball cap, black puffa jacket, dark beige jeans and black leather shoes.

Anyone with any information should contact Stoney Stanton CID on 024 7653 9030 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
   

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 1 Feb 01
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