Woman mugged in Bracknell underpassBy Becky Barnes
October 23, 2012
A woman fell to the floor when her handbag was snatched by a cyclist in a Bracknell underpass yesterday (Monday).
The 28-year-old victim was mugged as she walked home through the underpass beneath the Twin Bridges roundabout at around 6.15pm.
As she walked towards the Downshire Arms pub from the Western Industrial Estate towards Wildridings, a male riding a mountain bike and possibly a light coloured hoodie approached from behind, snatched the bag and continued riding.
The woman fell to the floor but was not injured.
Two white males aged between 16 and 20 ran past seconds later in the same direction of the offender and did not stop. One was wearing a light-coloured baseball cap.
The bag was beige and contained a purse and bank cards.
Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to identify the two males who ran past the victim when she was on the floor and an elderly woman who stopped to ask if the victim was ok.
Anyone with information contact PC Mark Ginn on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.