Would-be robber pushed woman in 60s to ground

By Barrie Hudson - 20 November 2023


Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Purton.

A force spokesperson said: "At approximately 6.30pm on November 9, a woman in her 60s was walking from the One Shop, along Pavenhill, and then into Upper Pavenhill.

"At this stage, a suspect pushed her from behind causing her to fall to the ground.

"The suspect then attempted to grab her bag but was unsuccessful. He ran off in the direction of Pavenhill.

"Officers are urging anyone who lives along this route to check their CCTV or doorbell cameras for footage which could assist our enquiries.

"We’d also urge any witnesses to get in touch."

Anybody able to help is asked to call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230119020. Alternatively, they can call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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