Woman in 70s dragged along street in Colchester handbag robbery

The 77-year-old victim was walking in Attlee Gardens when the suspect approached her from behind and

The 77-year-old victim was walking in Attlee Gardens when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her bag.

A woman in her 70s was dragged along the ground after a robber grabbed her handbag in Colchester yesterday, police have said.

The 77-year-old victim was walking in Attlee Gardens when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her bag.

She was pulled to the floor and dragged along the ground until the robber forced the bag from her hands and ran off.

She suffered grazing to her hands and knees.

The incident took place at 6.10pm.


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The suspect was described as a white man aged in his late 20s, of medium build and about 5ft 8ins tall. He wore a bright red hooded top with the hood up and grey jogging bottoms.

Police are investigating. To help, call 101.

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