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Appeal to identify cyclist after ‘cowardly’ robbery committed against elderly Preston woman

Posted on - 19th November, 2023 - 4:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Lancashire Police, Plungington, Preston News
Police are asking for help to identify the cyclist in this image from CCTV
Police are asking for help to identify the cyclist in this image

Police are asking for help to identify a cyclist after an elderly woman was robbed in Preston.

The victim, who is aged in her 70s, was walking in Emmanuel Street after withdrawing money from a cash machine, at around 7.30am on Thursday (16 November).

She was pushed to the floor and banged her head, the offender then took her purse before cycling off.

Det Con Lloyd Willcox of Preston CID said: “This was a cowardly robbery committed against an elderly, vulnerable woman.

“She should be able to go about her daily business safely, but she has been knocked to the ground and had her purse stolen.

“Do you recognise the cyclist in the CCTV or have information as to who it might be? We are determined to bring the offender to justice and we are asking for your help to do that.”

Anyone with information should email 5491@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0192 of November 16, 2023.

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