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Woman, 60, injured during street robbery in Mapperley Park

A woman was injured during a robbery in a Mapperley Park street over the weekend.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened in the Tavistock Drive area of Mapperley Park at around 7.15pm on Sunday (February 24).

A man approached the woman, in her sixties, and hit her on the head, causing her to fall to the ground and took her handbag. She suffered minor injuries.



The man searched the handbag and then fled in the direction of Lucknow Avenue (pictured).

It’s possible he could have discarded the handbag in nearby gardens so officers are asking residents to keep an eye out. It is a navy blue bag with a monkey on the strap and black/blue purse. If you see something suspicious in your garden, then please leave it where it is and call us to recover it.

A police spokesman said: “The offender is described as being in his early to mid-20s, Asian, around 6ft tall, of a slim build and wearing ‘smart’ clothing which included a black jacket.

“It’s believed he was loitering in the area before the attack. “

If you saw him or have any information that could help, particularly in relation to CCTV, please call us on 101 quoting incident 858 of 24 February. You can also call anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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