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Officers appeal for information after Pear Tree Park robbery

Posted on 8th October 2018

We are appealing for information after woman was attacked and robbed for her handbag whilst walking through the Sherwood Recreation Ground, near Pear Tree railway station, Derby.

At around 3pm on Sunday, September 30, a 56-year-old woman walking through the park was approached by three men.

One of the men grabbed her handbag, pulling the woman to the ground. The man stamped on the woman, took her bag and the three ran off in the direction of Balfour Road. The woman sustained minor injuries.

The black handbag contained the woman’s phone, personal items and a quantity of cash.

The man is described as white, slim and around 19-years-old. He is around 5ft 8ins tall and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey hoodie with the hood up.

If you have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18000468824 and the name of the officer in the case, PSI Katie Carter, in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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