Elderly woman has handbag stolen in robbery (Hanham)

Posted on Thursday 16th September 2010 at 9:26 pm by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman had her hands cut in a robbery in Hanham.

The robbery occurred at 9.50am on Thursday 9th September. The victim, a 77-year-old woman, was walking along Hunters Road, Hanham when she was approached by another woman. The woman tried unsuccessfully to grab the woman’s bag at which point she threatened to cut the victim. When the victim continued to refuse the woman produced a Stanley knife and started cutting the woman’s hands. The bag was released and the woman has got into the passenger seat of a black Vauxhaul Corsa which was driven off. The car travelled up Martin’s Road and then turned left into High Street, Hanham.

The victim received several cuts to both her hands which required hospital treatment.

The offender is described as a white woman, approximately 5’5″ tall and of plump build. She had straight black hair in a ‘bob’ style cut to ear length which was a bit untidy. She had a plump face and a pale complexion.

The car is described as black and with dents on the rear passenger side and on the front driver’s side. There was also a scratch on the passenger side of the vehicle.

An investigation is under way and police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the vehicle in the area at the time or recognises the description of either the suspect or car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police on 0845 456 7000. Callers can also phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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