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Handbag stolen from woman who was riding mobility scooter

Posted on 27th May 2014

Thieves stole a handbag from a woman on a mobility scooter after stopping to tell her she had a flat tyre.

The 67-year-old victim was riding along Osmaston Road, close to the Derby Engineers’ Club, when she was stopped by two men.

They showed her that one of the tyres on her scooter was flat, before walking off towards the city centre after the incident, which took place at about 3.45pm on Sunday, May 25.

The victim later realised that her handbag, which contained cash and a mobile phone and had been in the scooter’s basket, was missing.

A member of the public later found the bag but the valuables were missing from inside.

The offenders were white, had dark hair and were wearing blue trousers and blue tops.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the men talking to the victim or might know the people responsible.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 21597/14.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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