Coventry pensioner dragged from bus in attempted robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner in Coventry was dragged off a bus by a man trying to steal her bag.

Pensioner attack provokes 'considerable interest from community'

The man attempted to drag the woman off the bus at the Sandy Lane stop
The man attempted to drag the woman off the bus at the Sandy Lane stop Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say an incident where a Coventry pensioner was dragged off a bus by a man trying to steal her bag has provoked "a considerable amount of interest from the community."

West Midlands Police say a number of people have been in touch with them offering help.

The man only let go of the bag when the woman bit his hand
The man only let go of the bag when the woman bit his hand Credit: West Midlands Police

One name given by several members of the public has been eliminated from their inquiries as police continue to trace the man.

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Police are asking anyone who recognises the man to contact them on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Police are asking anyone who recognises the man to contact them on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 Credit: West Midlands Police

Coventry OAP dragged from bus in attempted robbery

Police are asking anyone who recognises the man to contact them
Police are asking anyone who recognises the man to contact them Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner in Coventry was dragged off a bus by a man trying to steal her bag.

The woman, 67, got on the number 13 bus at Jubilee Crescent at around 5.30pm on Friday 3 January.

The man tried to drag the woman off the number 13 bus
The man tried to drag the woman off the number 13 bus Credit: West Midlands Police

A passenger, who got up to get off the bus at Sandy Lane, asked her if she knew the time. As she started to check he grabbed her bag, forced her out of her seat and dragged her along the bus.

The man only let go of the bag when the woman bit his hand.

The passenger got off the bus on Sandy Lane
The passenger got off the bus on Sandy Lane Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are asking anyone who recognises the man to contact them on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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