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[12 OCT 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Pensioner Injured In Street Robbery

A 75 year old woman suffered two black eyes and other injuries after she was pushed over by a robber who stole her bag in Coventry yesterday.

The woman was in North Street, Stoke at about 10am yesterday, having just been to Coventry Street post office near to the junction with Milton Street.

She was walking along when someone pushed her to the ground and grabbed her shopping bag. The shopping bag contained about 80 in cash and other personal items.

The woman suffered two black eyes, a swollen nose, a cut to her finger and grazing to her knees.

She was taken to Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital for treatment which included stitches to her hand and she was later released.

There is so far no description of the offender and police at Chace Avenue are appealing for any witnesses who saw the attack to call them.

A police spokesman said:

"This was a vicious attack on an elderly lady who, was not only physically injured, but is now very traumatised by the incident.

"We need to trace this offender and would like to hear from anyone who saw the actual incident or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously around North Street or in the vicinity of the Coventry Street post office."

Anyone with any information should call 0845 113 5000 and ask for Chace Avenue CID.
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 12 Oct 01
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