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Swadlincote cops quiz man after OAP street robbery

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

By Rob Smyth

Ruston Close

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DETECTIVES will today resume questioning of a man arrested in connection with a robbery which left an 80-year-old woman with a broken arm.

Derbyshire Police confirmed that an 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday morning and will continue to be quizzed at Swadlincote Police Station.

The man, from Swadlincote, was detained by officers in the early hours of the morning in connection with an incident in Ruston Close on Thursday.

A spokesman for the force said: "Questioning will resume at some point today."

This comes after an 80-year-old woman was robbed as she was walking down Ruston Close headed from Swadlincote town centre.

She was knocked to the ground and the offender rode off on a bike.

The victim was taken to Burton's Queen's Hospital with a suspected broken arm.

She is now said to be recovering from her injuries but remains 'shaken and distressed' by the incident.

Police flooded the area in the hours after the incident took place in an attempt to find the person responsible for putting the pensioner in hospital.

Officers and PCSOs knocked on dozens of doors in the area as part of an information-gathering operation.

Police are still keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed or who has information about the incident.

The man is described as white, wearing black clothing, black gloves and riding a black bike.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact Sergeant Thomas Wagg on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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