Witness appeal over Downend robbery

June 23 2017

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Downend.

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Downend.

The incident happened at Cleeve Hill Extension shortly before 8pm on Friday, June 2.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking home when a man got out of a parked black Vivaro van and approached her.

He demanded her purse which caused her to trip and fall.

The suspect then grabbed the purse and jumped back into the van before driving off.

Police say anyone who witnessed the incident should call 101 and quote crime reference 5217124018.