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Appeal for witnesses after robbery in Beaudesert, Henley-in-Arden

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery by The Mount in Beaudesert Lane, yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened sometime around 5pm, when a woman in her 60s was approached by an unknown boy while walking her dog.

The boy was reported to be holding a knife and demanded money and jewellery from the victim, who handed over her jewellery before the offender ran off in the direction of Beaudesert Place.

The offender is described as around 12-years-of-age, white, slim and 5'2" tall. He was wearing a dark t-shirt with a light coloured check shirt, light jeans and a light blue fleece. He had with him a small, dark backpack.

Detective Inspector Teresa McKenna of Warwickshire Police said: "Firstly, I would like to reassure the local community that incidents of this nature are very rare.

"The victim was thankfully uninjured but it was obviously a very distressing ordeal and officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area yesterday and seen anything suspicious to contact us. If you saw an individual matching the description then please call us on 101, quoting incident number 307 of 14 March.

Alternatively, if you want to give information but don't want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at . Crimestoppers are not part of the police, when you contact them you won't be identified. The only person who knows you have given information is you.


Issued: 2.30pm, Wednesday 15 March, Paul Roberts, Corporate Communications

Published 15/03/17