Appeal after attempted robbery in Blackpool

Thursday, March 29, 2018

POLICE are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Blackpool.

The incident happened at about 8.10am on Saturday, March 24th as the 21-year-old victim was walking along Benedict Drive. She noticed a man cycling towards her and as he passed the offender tried to grab her bag from her shoulder. She held on to the bag but in the process her shoulder was dislocated.

The offender then got off his bike and approached the victim and again tried to grab the bag. During the struggle her left elbow was dislocated.

The suspect then kneed the woman in the stomach and cycled off towards a nearby housing estate.

He is described as white, mid 40s, six ft tall, slim build, scruffy dark brown beard with patches of grey, wearing an old and worn black Adidas hoody with “Adidas Logo” in large white print on the front, wearing black baggy jeans that were torn at the bottom to the back, white mud stained converse style pumps. The bike was a green mountain style bike with thick tyres and a bell.

Detective Constable Adam Jussub, of Blackpool CID, said: “This must have been a terrifying incident for the victim and she has been left with some serious injuries. I would appeal to anyone who has any information or who recognises the description of this man to come forward and contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0821 of March 24th, or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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