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Swadlincote pensioner suffers broken arm in robbery

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

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AN 80-year-old woman suffered a broken arm after a thief stole her handbag in broad daylight.

Detectives from Derbyshire Police issued an appeal for witnesses after the pensioner had to be rushed to hospital following the attack in Ruston Close, Swadlincote, at around noon yesterday.

A man approached he woman and and snatched her handbag, knocking her to ground and riding off on a bike.

A spokesman for the force said: “The victim has since been taken to Burton Hospital with a suspected broken arm.

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

Anyone with information or witnesses should contact Sergeant Thomas Wagg on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. 

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  • cetone  |  August 15 2014, 7:04AM

    He should rot in jail,For the sake of a few pennies he could have shorted this poor woman life,Low Life!!.

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