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Police appeal after Handyside Street robbery

Posted on 26th September 2018

We are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Derby during which a 30-year-old woman was attacked for her handbag.

The incident happened in Handyside Street at around 2am on Sunday, September 16.

The woman was walking alone towards Duke Street. As she approached the junction with Buchanan Street, a man walked towards her and pushed her, causing her to fall to the ground. A struggle took place and the man grabbed her bag.

The man then ran off in the direction of Darley Lane. The woman suffered minor injuries.

The offender is described as around 5ft 7ins tall, clean shaven, with short blonde or light brown hair. He was dressed in black and his head was covered with a hood.

If you witnessed the incident or 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 18000442716 and the name of the officer in the case, PC Matthew Watson, 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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