Police investigate whether four robberies in Norwich - in just two days - are linked

The scene on Magdalen Road, Norwich, where a woman was robbed on Thursday morning. Photo: Archant

The scene on Magdalen Road, Norwich, where a woman was robbed on Thursday morning. Photo: Archant - Credit: Archant

Detectives are investigating four robberies in Norwich this week which they believe may be linked.

At about 10.40pm on Tuesday, November 17, a man approached a man and woman on Cambridge Street, pushed them to the floor and stole a rucksack from the woman.

The following day, a woman was approached by a man at 6.15am on Magdalen Road, who knocked her to the ground and stole her burgundy handbag before running towards the city.

The victim needed hospital treatment after sustaining facial injuries.

Three hours later, a woman was knocked to the ground and her handbag was stolen on Gurney Road at about 9.45am.

She was also taken to hospital with injuries to her face and shoulder.

At 1.15pm, a man stole a woman's handbag as she walked along Blenheim Close, before getting into a dark-coloured car and driving off.

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Police are investigating to establish whether the incidents are linked and have isused the following information:

• Wear a shoulder bag across the front of your body

• Always keep your purse out of sight

• Zip up your bag and keep it closed

• Do not leave your bag unattended or on a shopping trolley or pushchair - hold onto it

• If people push or bump into you check your bag immediately

Anyone who witnessed these incidents or has any information regarding them are asked to contact Det Con Richard Long at Norwich CID on 101.