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Appeal for witnesses to alleged robbery on Derbyshire footpath

Posted on 22nd January 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged robbery in which a woman had cash stolen while she was on a footpath in Derbyshire.

The 48-year-old victim was sitting on a bench on a stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail near Main Road, Renishaw, when she was approached by a man.

The offender punched the victim and then took money from her pockets before running off towards Staveley.

He was white, aged between 20 and 25, about 5ft 8ins, and was wearing a dark coat with the hood up, dark trousers and blue trainers with white and yellow on them. He was also said to have had a nasal septum piercing of a ring with two balls.

The alleged robbery happened at about 10.10am on Tuesday, January 20.

Police investigating the offence want to hear from any witnesses or people who may have been in the area around that time.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to a cyclist who rode past the victim, or anyone who recognises the description of the offender.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 2754/14.

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

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