Woman in her 80s is robbed of handbag containing valuables

A woman in here 80s has been robbed in the street in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident occurred shortly before 12.40pm in Tennyson Road, today, Thursday, June 27.

The victim had paid a visit to the Post Office in Lake Avenue, when an unknown male assaulted her and stole her handbag, which contained bank cards and a quantity of cash.

The woman fell during the incident and was left shaken and with cuts and bruises. She was taken by ambulance to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment.

Detectives are urging local residents to check their gardens, dustbins and outbuildings for a discarded black handbag with two straps.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference CAD 144 of today 27 June or by providing an online update via the constabulary website: www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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