Appeal for witnesses after woman assaulted in Bedford alleyway

4812
appeal

A woman walking through an alleyway running from Eastcotts Road to Bamford Road was assaulted by three men who then stole her purse on Monday night, 11 March.

As she was walking through the alleyway, just after 8pm, she heard someone shout behind her. She was then approached by the men who assaulted her and took her purse before running to a car in the car park of a nearby shop.

  • The first suspect is described as white, approximately six feet tall and of average build. He was wearing a black puffa jacket, green jogging bottoms and a dark balaclava. The victim describes him as having bushy eyebrows.
  • The second suspect is described as being mixed race, six feet tall, of medium build and with short dreadlocks. The bottom part of his face was covered and he was wearing a black Nike puffa jacket and grey jogging bottoms.
  • The third suspect is described as black, wearing a black or blue balaclava, a black puffa jacket with the hood up and black jogging bottoms.

One of the men was wearing white Nike Air Force trainers.

Investigation Officer Julia Hinson, from the force’s Serious Crime Investigation Team, said: “This is completely unacceptable behaviour, and I am keen to find the people responsible so we can secure some sense of justice for our victim. If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, or you know who was responsible, please come forward.”

If you have any information, Bedfordshire Police urge you to call 101 quoting reference number 40/14407/19. You can also report information online at www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Now more than ever, we need your help to fund the Bedford Independent’s quality journalism that serves our community...

We choose to champion editorial independence, meaning we report the facts without bias and can stand up to those in power when we believe it’s needed.

We can give a voice to people in our community whose voices may otherwise not be heard. And we don’t have a paywall, so everyone can read the stories we publish for free.

But in this time of crisis, many news organisations all over the world are facing existential threat, with advertising revenues plummeting. We’re no different.

We work hard every day to bring you news, commentary, entertainment and announcements from across Bedford. We hope that, with your help, we’ll be able to continue this for many years to come.

Will you help sustain our work today by clicking below ? Even a small donation makes a difference for our future.

Thank you for your support.