Woman, 80, fights off would-be robber in Letchworth

PUBLISHED: 13:38 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 09 July 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was robbed in Huntingdon

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was robbed in Huntingdon


An 80-year-old woman fought off a would-be mugger who tried to steal her shopping bag in Letchworth over the weekend.

Police have today appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident – which happened at the junction of Station Way and The Meads at 8.20pm on Saturday – to get in touch.

The woman was approached by the offender, a man, who attempted to pull her shopping bag from her. She refused to let go of the bag and shouted at the would-be robber.

He then made off in the direction of the train station. Nothing was taken, and the woman was not injured.

Anyone was was in the area at the time of the incident and saw what happened should contact Det Sgt William Ainsworth on William.ainsworth@herts.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and quote reference 41/15345/18. You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/Report/Report.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.

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