Police issue appeal for information after woman is robbed in Long Eaton

Published on: Friday, 17th November 2023
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Police officers in Long Eaton are appealing for help from the public after a woman was robbed in the town.

The incident happened on Sawley Park at around 10am on Tuesday 14th November after the victim, a woman in her 70s, had walked onto the path that leads from Wilmot Street past the school. 

A man approached her from behind and attempted to steal her handbag after cutting the strap with a knife. He was not able to steal the bag and ran off over the playing fields. 

The suspect was described as being Asian, in his early 20s, clean shaven and with black curly hair. He was wearing black jeans, a blue hooded top and was wearing lime green shoes. 

Officers have been conducting a number of enquiries, including CCTV trawls and house-to-house enquiries, in the area since the incident, but are now asking for the public’s help to identify the man.

Anyone with any information about his identity – or information that may be of help to the officers – is asked to contact Derbyshire Police using any of the below methods, including reference 23*797716: 

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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