Attempted robbery of elderly woman in wheelchair in Stevenage

By James Smith

9th Jul 2024 | Local News

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident along the underpass on Canterbury Way (image via pxfuel)
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident along the underpass on Canterbury Way (image via pxfuel)

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman in a wheelchair was the victim of an attempted robbery in Stevenage.

At around 1pm on Saturday 29 June, it is reported that an elderly woman was travelling along the underpass on Canterbury Way in a wheelchair.

She was approached by a teenager riding a bicycle who tried to snatch her handbag.

The victim, aged in her mid-seventies, was then assaulted, causing a cut to her leg. Nothing was stolen, and she later attended hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as a black teenager, aged approximately 16 to 18 years old and wearing a white t-shirt. He also had a faded haircut, and was riding a black and silver bike.

PC George Mitchell said: "This was understandably a distressing incident for the victim, and I am appealing for anyone with information to please come forward.

"Were you in the area and saw what happened, or do you have any further details that may assist our investigation? Please email me at [email protected]."

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/53765/24.

     

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