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Woman pushing child in pushchair injured in robbery

| May 26, 2014

Police Light - 2014-03-22

A 45 year old woman pushing a young child in a pushchair was robbed in broad daylight in High Wycombe on Friday 23rd May 2014.

The alleged incident happened around 12.20pm in Wingate Avenue near the junction with Cambridge Crescent, High Wycombe.

As the victim walked along the offender, thought to be a 16 year old boy, tapped her on the shoulder and when the victim turned around the offender grabbed her necklace, ripping it off and causing it to snap. The victim received minor injury to her neck but did not require hospital treatment.

The rope design necklace had a gold band ring on it engraved with the word ‘I love you’. Both items were both stolen by the offender who ran off in the direction of Cambridge Crescent.

The offender is believed to be black, of slim build and around 5ft 6ins tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a zip-up hooded top which was predominantly white in colour with a distinctive grey horizontal stripe across the waist area.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information about this incident or who recognises the description of the offender to contact Local CID in High Wycombe via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced and you will not go to court.

Further information can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.

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