CCTV released after woman robbed elderly Rugby lady in broad daylight

Do you recognise this woman?
Do you recognise this woman?

CCTV images have been released in a bid to find a woman who robbed an elderly lady in broad daylight.

The incident happened at around 1pm on Thursday May 7 in Regent Street, Rugby.

Do you recognise this woman?

Do you recognise this woman?

The victim, a 63-year-old woman, was walking past Parriss Jewellers when she was approached from behind by another woman.

The offender grabbed hold of her handbag and attempted to steal it, causing the victim to fall to the ground between two parked cars on the road.

She did not sustain serious injuries but the incident left her shaken and distressed.

The attempt was unsuccessful and the offender ran off in an unknown direction empty handed.

She is described as white, with long dark brown hair, of a slim build and between 20 and 30 years old.

She was wearing a hooded beige coat, a pink skirt and blue leggings.

DC Steve Mobbs, the investigating officer, said: “We wish to speak with the woman circled in the images in connection with the incident and ask her or anyone who recognises her to come forward.

“The CCTV also shows many members of the public in the area who may have witnessed the incident and I encourage anyone who is able to help us with inquiries to contact police. Notably, this incident occurred on the general election polling day, so the public may remember if they were on this street at the time.”

To give information, call police on 101, quoting incident 170 of Thursday May 7.

Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.