Pensioner is robbed in Fishponds

February 01 2018

A PENSIONER who has lived in Fishponds for 30 years was pushed to the ground and had her bag stolen as she walked along Lawn Road.

A PENSIONER who has lived in Fishponds for 30 years was pushed to the ground and had her bag stolen as she walked along Lawn Road.

It happened at about 4pm on Wednesday January 17 when the suspect pushed her from behind, knocking her to the ground. He wrenched her shopping bag from her hand and ran off towards Downend Road.

The man was lost to sight behind the Cross Hands pub. The suspect was described as being about 5ft 8ins and slim, wearing a dark clothing with his hood up.

In the stolen bag was a purse containing a small amount of cash, loyalty cards and a bus pass. The purse was found by a member of the public in Radley Road on Monday January 22 and handed in.

Investigating officer PC 4766 Mel Furey said: “This lady has lived in the area for 30 years, but after this incident she no longer feels safe walking to the shops. She was left shaken and has some pain from the fall. I would urge anyone who saw the incident or who has any information which could help the enquiry to get in touch.”

You can contact officers through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101, quoting reference 5218012440.