Woman robbed of handbag at knifepoint in High Wycombe

Woman robbed of handbag at knifepoint

Woman robbed of handbag at knifepoint

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A HANDBAG was stolen after a woman was threatened at knifepoint in High Wycombe on Saturday.

The victim was getting out of her car in Wyatt Close at 5.25pm when she was approached by a man who threatened her with a knife.

He then ran off in the direction of Garratts Way after taking her handbag.

Thames Valley Police have today launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

Police say the robber was wearing a light grey hooded top with the hood up and had a scarf over his face, and was holding a shiny silver coloured knife in his right hand.

Investigating officer PC Sarah Simpson said: "I would like to reassure the local community that incidents such as these are extremely rare, and that Thames Valley Police is doing everything to bring the perpetrator to justice.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw anything suspicious in the area, or has any knowledge of the offence to contact police immediately via 101."

Witnesses can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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2:04am Tue 11 Feb 14

Carmadchris says...

Balls to leaving it to plod, crime of this nature need local folk to give him the hiding of his life.
1) he does not waste his time at our expense at her majesty's leisure
2) a good kicking vs a cushy short sentence will deter him from reoffending
3) when the yout's lean the locals given then a hiding when they step out of line, they tow the line
Balls to leaving it to plod, crime of this nature need local folk to give him the hiding of his life. 1) he does not waste his time at our expense at her majesty's leisure 2) a good kicking vs a cushy short sentence will deter him from reoffending 3) when the yout's lean the locals given then a hiding when they step out of line, they tow the line Carmadchris
  • Score: 9

4:28pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Kadoogan says...

You know who did it then? If you don't your entire comment is rendered a bit pointless. Perhaps you could post evidence of the peer-reviewed research that inflicting violence on people causes them to be less violent themselves?
You know who did it then? If you don't your entire comment is rendered a bit pointless. Perhaps you could post evidence of the peer-reviewed research that inflicting violence on people causes them to be less violent themselves? Kadoogan
  • Score: 0

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