Police appeal after pensioner robbed by teenager on bike

Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a pensioner was robbed by a young man in Wheatfield Drive yesterday afternoon (Monday 15th October).

The victim, an 72-year-old woman, bent down after feeling a pain in her leg and as she did so her handbag was stolen by a male teenager riding a mountain bike.

The incident occurred at around 3:20pm.

The offender is described as white, aged between 16 and 18, with short dark hair. He was wearing a grey top and black trousers with something red underneath his top.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The news comes just a week after a 29-year-old man was mugged at knifepoint by a masked and hooded attacker in Stanshaws Close – losing his phone, wallet and an item of jewellery.

Police say the two incidents are not related, adding that they have already arrested a suspect in relation to last week’s incident.

Data published on the police.uk website shows that robbery is a rare occurrence in Bradley Stoke. Over the twelve month period ending August 2012 (the latest for which figures are available) there was just one reported robbery within the town.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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  1. Robbery is rare but so is a successful police investigation. Their clear up rate is woeful. Just what do thy spend their above inflation council tax charge on?

  2. I’m surprised no-one saw this, Wheatfield is very busy at this time of day with the school run, hope the victim is OK & the criminal is caught soon & not let off with a slap on the wrist.

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