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Police release CCTV photos after elderly woman is robbed of church donations

Police are looking a man in connection with the robbery Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police in Leicester have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a robbery which left an elderly woman injured.

The incident, which happened at around 10am on Sunday July 26 in New Walk, Leicester, left the 63-year-old victim with a broken arm and severe bruising.

She was on her way to church when she was approached by an unknown man who snatched her bag before running off along University Road and across London Road onto Highfield Street.

The stolen items have not yet been recovered. These include a bag with a red Chinese logo on the side which contained a black leather wallet and personal items. It also contained envelopes with donations, which displayed the words ‘St James the Greater Church offering’ on them.

The suspect is described as black, aged between 35 and 40-years-old, around 5ft 5ins tall and of stocky build. He was clean shaven, had short cropped black hair and was wearing a light brown or grey top.

The man pictured in the photos released was seen in the New Walk area 30 minutes prior to the robbery.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact DC 2063 Matthew Wiggins on 101.

Police appeal after bank robbery in Penkridge

Police are appealing for information about the robbery Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery to come forward following an incident at Barclays Bank in Penkridge this afternoon.

Police were called by staff at just after 4:50 pm today reporting three males had appeared in the building and demanded cash.

No weapons were seen and none of the staff have been injured.

It is reported that the three men made off in a silver coloured hatch back car onto the A449. Police are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to call the police immediately.

It is possible that the suspects will abandon their car and change into another vehicle soon after the incident so any reports of suspicious vehicles may help the police.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Police are currently responding and a full examination of the scene will take place.


Robber locked female member of staff in store room

Police are searching for a thief who stole money from a Northampton club and then locked a member of staff in a store room before fleeing the building.

Police want to identify a robber who broke into a club and locked a female staff member in a store room Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The man, who was aged between 25 and 30, entered the Double Top Club in Overstone Road, at around 9am on Friday, March 13.

Once inside the club, he grabbed a member of staff and dragged her into a store room, where he demanded money from the till and a safe. He then locked the woman in the room before escaping.

He was white, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 10in and had a foreign accent. He was of medium build and was clean shaven.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.


Police dive teams searching after pensioner death

Michael Broxholme died after being robbed in the street Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police dive teams have been searching in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln after the robbery and death of pensioner Michael Broxholme.

The 69-year-old was pushed to the ground and had his wallet stolen in Hermit Street last month.

He later died in hospital.

Two men arrested on suspicion of robbery have been released on bail.

Fresh appeal over 69-year-old robbery victim's death

Police have made a fresh appeal for information after a pensioner from Lincoln died after being robbed in the street.

Father-of-one Michael Broxholme, aged 69, was pushed to the ground and robbed on Friday evening. He died in hospital the next day.

Michael Broxholme died after being robbed in the street Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Ch Inspr Stewart Brinn, of Lincolnshire Police, said:

Mr Broxholme was making his way home at around 5.30pm on Friday night when he was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and his wallet stolen. About £70 was taken.

We have an updated description of a man we would like to talk to in connection with the incident and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a man in the area at the time described as aged in his late 20s to early 30s, with short, black hair, and wearing a dark coat and dark trousers.

wo men in their early 20s have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Two men in their early 20s have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation.

Police are urging witnesses or anyone with information to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Two bailed after questioning in connection with Lincoln death

Police investigating the death of a mugging victim in Lincoln have released two men in their early 20s after questioning them on suspicion of robbery.

They were arrested shortly after Michael Broxholme was pushed to the ground. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The 69-year-old died on Saturday, having been robbed of his wallet the night before, close to garages leading to Hermit Street.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are required in order to establish the exact cause of death.

This is a truly tragic event. We know that Mr Broxholme was well-known and well-liked in the local community. He had lived in the area of Hermit Street for a fairly long period of time and had a large group of friends there.

– Chief Inspector Stewart Brinn
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Police release pictures of Lincoln pensioner who died after being mugged

Police have released pictures of the 69-year-old pensioner who died after being mugged in Lincoln. Michael Broxholme was attacked on the short walk from the pub to his home. Tests are being carried out to find out how he died.

Michael Broxholme Credit: Lincolnshire Police
Michael Broxholme Credit: Lincolnshire Police
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