Posts Tagged ‘robbery’

Appeal after men barge into pensioner’s home (Alveston)

Posted on Thursday 10th March 2011 at 12:13 am by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two men forced their way into a 79-year-old woman’s home in Alveston on the night of Thursday 3rd March.

The lady answered the door at about 7pm after hearing someone knocking repeatedly. Two white men, wearing dark-coloured clothing, then pushed their way in, knocking her to the floor, before taking cash from her handbag.

The lady was so distressed it was only later that she was able to report the incident later to a neighbour.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the Quarry Road area of Alveston or who has any other information about who was responsible for this callous crime to call South Gloucestershire CID on 0845 456 7000.

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Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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Appeal after elderly man robbed in Staple Hill

Posted on Wednesday 26th January 2011 at 12:41 am by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an elderly man was robbed in Staple Hill.

The incident occurred at around 7:10pm on Sunday 23rd January 2011 on Hayward Road.

A 72-year-old man was approached by a male who grabbed hold of him and threatened him with a hammer. At this time he demanded the victim hand over his wallet.

The victim managed to push the offender away and shout for help. The offender then ran off and was last seen turning into Northview, Staple Hill. This attack left the victim severely shaken and distressed.

Witnesses are sought in connection with this investigation.

The offender is described as being a white man, aged approximately 24 years and of slim build. Short dark brown hair wearing a dark coloured jacket and a white hooded top underneath. The white hood was up over his head.

Anyone with any information on this is asked to contact Staple Hill CID on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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Appeal after attempted robbery and assault (Kingswood)

Posted on Tuesday 18th January 2011 at 12:14 am by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an attempted robbery and assault in Kingswood.

The incident occurred on Thursday 13th January 2011 at around 7pm at the bottom of London Street.

The male victim was asked for his belongings and was then violently assaulted.

The offenders are described as a white man aged 18-19 years old and around 6ft tall and a white man between 14 and 17 years old and around 5ft 5ins tall.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact police on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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Appeal for information after handbag robbery (Staple Hill)

Posted on Monday 3rd January 2011 at 11:06 pm by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for information to help trace a man who snatched a handbag from an elderly woman in the High Street, Staple Hill on Boxing Day.

The 74-year-old was walking towards Page Park at around 11:45am when a man on a mountain bike grabbed her bag as he rode past. She fell over and suffered minor injuries to her hands and knees.

The man rode off in the Fishponds direction. He is described as black, in his 20s, around 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing dark baggy trousers and a dark coat.

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Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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