Polegate woman '˜scared' after violent purse robbery

A Polegate woman left '˜shocked and scared' after being allegedly robbed of her purse and assaulted, with police appealing for witnesses.

Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 3:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 3:18 pm

The 63-year-old woman was hit in the chest by a man and her purse was stolen on Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill, at around 4.30pm on January 11, police said.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his twenties or thirties, 6’, and of large build.

He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood up, and dark coloured trousers.

Investigator Lucy Marshall said, “During the attack the woman received a blow to her chest area which caused shortness of breath and she has been left feeling shocked and scared.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email [email protected] quoting serial 948 of 11/1.

You can also report online to https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal or call 101.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers.uk.org.

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