Appeal for dashcam footage following robbery in Melton Road
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Detectives are investigating a robbery in Melton Road in which a woman had her handbag stolen by two people on a moped – and are asking for anyone with information to come forward
It happened close to the junction with Shaftesbury Avenue shortly before 5pm yesterday (Wednesday 14 July)
The victim, who is in her 50s, was walking along the pavement when the moped was driven towards her and the driver and pillion passenger grabbed her handbag.
She was dragged to the floor in the process and the moped left the scene. The woman was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries that are not life-threatening or life-changing.
Detective Sergeant Jon Putnam, from East Leicester CID, said: “This robbery happened on a main route in and out of the city at a time when many people will have been heading home.
“I am sure there will have been people who saw what happened. I would particularly like to speak to any motorists with dashcams installed in their vehicles.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who saw a black moped in the area before or after the robbery happened. Any information you have – no matter how insignificant you think it may be – could help our investigation.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 21*394326
Alternatively call 101.