Efit issued in hunt for robber who dragged woman, 67, to ground

Efit issued in hunt for robber who dragged woman, 67, to ground

Efit issued in hunt for robber who dragged woman, 67, to ground

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DETECTIVES investigating a traumatic robbery where a woman was pulled to the ground have drawn up an Efit of a man they wish to speak to.

The 67-year-old woman was attacked by a man who was on a bike, as she walked to work on Queensway, Southend.

He was chased by a TNT lorry driver in a dramatic pursuit but the suspect got away.

Investigating officer DC Sam Boyd said: "The man grabbed the victim’s bag and she was dragged to the ground. She tried to hang onto it and there was a struggle.

“She suffered extensive bruising to her right under arm and had large grazes on her right knee and right wrist. He got away with her bag and its contents. The victim has been left very shaken as a result of what happened.

The black bag contained the victim’s mobile phone and purse. The suspect is described as aged between 21 and 40, had black, cropped, receding hair and was carrying a black canvas bag over his shoulder. He was riding a bike.

Anybody with any information about the attack, which took place at 11.45am on July 24, can call DC Sam Boyd at Southend CID via Essex Police 101 or they can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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3:20pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Eastwoodian says...

the sooner this country is rid of this cancerous vermin the better . . .

Over to you P.C. brigade
the sooner this country is rid of this cancerous vermin the better . . . Over to you P.C. brigade Eastwoodian
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10:20pm Wed 20 Aug 14

mr_happy says...

No PC brigade with me. I totally agree. Most of them are foreign scum. There you go, very un-PC. It is a fact though and we are still letting in ILLEGAL immigrants.
No PC brigade with me. I totally agree. Most of them are foreign scum. There you go, very un-PC. It is a fact though and we are still letting in ILLEGAL immigrants. mr_happy
  • Score: 4

6:00am Thu 21 Aug 14

Bangemup says...

Going by the E fit he is a shady character in more ways than one ! I think CCTV should have picked up on this and got a good picture of him . The local authorities are very keen to spend tens of thousands of ponds buying spy camera cars and persecuting motorists ,it would be better spent upgrading the towns cameras to try and prevent/solve crimes such as this and many others . Street crime such as robbery and attack should carry a mandatory 5 year sentence in jail with no early release . We need deterrents to keep people safe in Britain if we are going to import lawless people from every corner of the earth !
Going by the E fit he is a shady character in more ways than one ! I think CCTV should have picked up on this and got a good picture of him . The local authorities are very keen to spend tens of thousands of ponds buying spy camera cars and persecuting motorists ,it would be better spent upgrading the towns cameras to try and prevent/solve crimes such as this and many others . Street crime such as robbery and attack should carry a mandatory 5 year sentence in jail with no early release . We need deterrents to keep people safe in Britain if we are going to import lawless people from every corner of the earth ! Bangemup
  • Score: 2

10:35am Thu 21 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

probably yet another illegal immigrant, but judging by that e-fit, where from is anyone's guess, I'd take stab at outer space, and deport back there...
probably yet another illegal immigrant, but judging by that e-fit, where from is anyone's guess, I'd take stab at outer space, and deport back there... pembury53
  • Score: 0

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