27th May 2020

Appeal for witnesses after 77-year-old woman robbed walking home in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after a woman was robbed while walking home in Taunton.

The 77-year-old victim was walking from Wansbeck Green and then turned right onto the path which leads to the back of Amber Mead and Lynor Close at about 19:45 on Monday 13 November.

She walked past a male and female walking a small dog and then moments later a person came from behind, grabbed her left forearm with force and pulled her handbag from her arm.

The offender then ran off back in the direction they came from.

The handbag contained cash, cards and the woman’s mobile phone.

Anyone who might have seen the incident or has any information should call 101 and quote reference 5217260218.