Elderly woman injured in robbery in Wisbech

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An elderly woman was dragged along the ground during a robbery in Wisbech on Friday (November 1).

The incident happened at about 4.55pm as she came out of the passageway that links Churchill Road and William Road. The woman, who is in her 70s, had been shopping and was on her way to a friend’s house when a man approached from behind and grabbed her shopping bag.

The victim held onto the bag but she was dragged along the floor, and received minor injuries. She screamed for help and the offender ran off with the shopping bag in the direction of Norwich Road.

He is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, 5’6”to 5’7” and had dark brown hair. He was wearing a white hooded top, blue jeans and a navy blue or black jacket.

PC Lee Callow said: “Although the victim didn’t receive serious injuries she has been left extremely shocked by this incident. There would have been a number of people in the area at the time of the robbery and I would urge anyone with information to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111.