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Lone woman falls victim to daylight robbery
10:12am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Swindon.
The incident took place in the alleyway that runs from Osbourne Street towards St Marks Park and the recreational ground in Swindon at 3.20pm yesterday.
A lone woman was walking towards school with her young child in a pram when she was stopped by two males who asked her for a lighter.
As the woman went to get a lighter out of her handbag, one of the men grabbed her around the hair and pulled her towards him. He then grabbed her arm, causing a scratch.
One man then searched through her handbag and removed her purse while the other man took a mobile phone out of the females hand.
Both then ran away from the victim in the direction of St Marks Park.
The first suspect is described as a black male, aged 17-18 years old, 5ft 8ins or 9ins in height and of medium build with a inch long black afro haircut. He was wearing a dark Superdry jacket with white writing on it and dark tracksuit bottoms.
The second suspect is described as a black male, aged 17-18 years old, of a larger build with a slightly longer unkept black afro hairstyle.
Both males are described as having London accents.
Due to the time of day and location, officers are appealing for witnesses to this incident or anyone with any information to come forward immediately.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact PC Dave Johnson on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.