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Elderly woman's handbag snatched in morning robbery

PUBLISHED: 16:29 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:29 27 July 2018

Regent Road in Lowestoft, where an elderly woman's handbag was snatched. Picture: Mark Boggis

Regent Road in Lowestoft, where an elderly woman's handbag was snatched. Picture: Mark Boggis

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery which saw an elderly woman’s handbag stolen.

Officers were called to Regent Road in Lowestoft at about 11.35am on Thursday, July 26, following reports of a robbery.

An offender had approached the victim, an elderly woman, and snatched her handbag, containing a mobile phone, keys and purse. He ran from the scene on Regent Road, across Katwijk Way, and towards Clapham Road Central.

The offender is described as a white male, aged between 16 and 24-years-old. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts, and was carrying a sports drawstring bag over his shoulder.

A man has been arrested in connection with the offence but has since been released under investigation.

Anyone with any information should contact DC Chris Thompson at Lowestoft CID on 101, quoting crime reference number 37/41870/18.

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