A distraction robbery has triggered a police appeal in Ashton-on-Ribble.Advertisement
Preston Police have released a CCTV picture of a woman they wish to speak to in connection with a robbery and assault.
Around 11.40pm on Tuesday 25 July a 42-year-old woman was approached at a cash machine in Tulketh Brow.
As she withdrew £130 of cash the offender, a woman, grabbed it and ran off.
The victim chased the woman up Kimberley Road when a man, believed to be working with the thief, tackled the victim to the ground breaking four of her ribs.
PC Oliver Nevin from Preston Police said: “It was bad enough that this woman had her money stolen but to be then rugby tackled to the floor with such force that she ended up with broken bones is shocking.
“Aside from the woman pictured, we are also looking to trace the man who hurt the victim and need anyone who may recognise the woman or who has any information about the incident at all, to make contact with us.”
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The attacker is described as white, around 6ft 5ins and was wearing a green hoody.
Anyone with information is asked to call PC Oliver Nevin on 07966 865538 or if they fail to get an answer, 101, quoting crime number SA1711917.
Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.