Police appeal after woman robbed in Burnley


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in Burnley.

The woman, who is in her 50s, was walking along Rydal Close back to her car at around 6pm on Monday when she was approached by a man from behind. He pushed her to the floor and pulled her handbag from her arm before running away.

DC Shaun Juriansz, from Pennine CID, said: “We would appeal to anyone who had seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area to come forward if they think they have any information that they think could help. We think a second man may have also been involved who was seen to be stood nearby at the time and so we would also ask people to bear that in mind.

“Fortunately, although left shaken, the lady involved only received minor injuries but we are very keen to trace the people responsible so we would be keen to hear from anyone who thinks they can help.”

The main offender is described as being stocky, around 6ft. 2in. tall and was wearing a dark coloured, chunky cardigan. The second man, who was stood nearby, was described as slightly shorter than the main offender and was “well built”. He was wearing dark clothing.

Information can be given to police by calling 101 and quoting log number LC-20131209-1112 or by ringing Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.