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Woman injured after bag snatched in Plymouth

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Witnesses sought

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed of her bag outside a Plymouth store.

The incident happened outside the Co-op store in Embankment Road near to Cattedown roundabout between 8.15pm and 8.30pm on Friday 20 August.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, was using the cashpoint when a man ran past her and snatched her bag. She was injured after being pulled to the floor and dragged along the ground by the suspect as he tried to take the bag.

The man then ran off with her bag which contained an amount of cash and bank cards.

A 34-year-old man from Plymouth has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are investigating and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information to assist with their enquiries. They are also asking for anyone who may have captured the incident on dash cam to get in touch.

Please contact 101@dc.police.uk or telephone 101, quoting crime reference number CR/071651/21.


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