Have-a-go heroes retrieve woman’s purse after Norwich robbery

Police have called for witnesses to come forward after a woman had her purse stolen in Norwich. Pict

Police have called for witnesses to come forward after a woman had her purse stolen in Norwich. Picture: Andrew Stone - Credit: Archant

Police are calling for witnesses to come forward after a woman was robbed of her purse in Norwich on August 24.

The incident happened in Farmers Avenue just after 6pm when the victim, a woman in her mid 20s, was approached by a man from behind.

The suspect grabbed her handbag and after a short struggle managed to get away with her purse.

The woman shouted and a group of men in the area gave chase and managed to retrieve the purse, returning it to her.

The suspect, who made off towards Rouen Road, had taken £20 from the purse.


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Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or noticed a man acting suspiciously in the area between the times stated.

Anyone with information should contact T/Detective Constable Angela Tolson at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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