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Purse theft, Daventry

Written by on August 29, 2019

Article Published on Thursday August 29, 2019 12:26 AM by


Purse theft, Daventry


Police investigating a robbery in which a woman’s purse was snatched in #Daventry are appealing for information.

Between 4.45pm and 5pm on Saturday, August 24, a woman walking along an alleyway between Warwick Street and West View was approached from behind by an unknown woman.

The unknown woman grabbed the victim around the neck, turned her round and punched her in the face while shouting at her and trying to steal her handbag.

The suspect then grabbed the victim’s purse and ran off, but dropped it when the victim shouted for help and members of the public came to her aid.

The suspect then ran off towards the town centre. She is described as white, aged in her 40s, around 5ft 2in, of slight build with mousey grey hair and missing most of her front teeth.

She wore a dark coloured jacket, blue jeans and a dark flat cap and spoke with an accent described as Eastern European.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, regarding incident number 19000450417.

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