Woman robbed in broad daylight on Bedford street

Police Appeal witness

A woman was robbed in Bedford earlier this week (Wednesday) in what police are describing as a “violent attack”.

At around 3.50 pm on the 22 December, a woman was walking on Rush Court, between Grove Place and Goldington Road, when she was approached by a man who threatened her and stole her money.

The man is described as black, in his early 30s, of lean, muscular build and around six feet tall.

He came onto Rush Court from Grove Road before pushing the victim to the ground and showing her what is believed to be a knife he was carrying.

He threatened the woman and made off with cash, running out of the alleyway and down the road.

The offender was wearing a black knitted hat, a long-sleeved orange high-vis jacket, black trousers, black gloves and a face mask.

Detective Constable Brendan Street said: “This violent attack happened in a side street close to the town centre and we are asking anyone who may have seen the man in the area at the time to get in touch.

“We won’t tolerate such behaviour and are asking to hear from anyone who may have information that could help us in finding the person responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police through their online reporting centre at bedfordshire.police.uk/report or by calling 101 and quoting reference 40/68572/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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