A woman was pushed into the boot of her car at Tesco by a man who tried to snatch her mobile phone and her handbag in Aylesbury

The woman, in her fifties, was left with a split upper lip and a bruised left eye after the shocking attack in the car park of Tesco in Broadfields on Wednesday, April 13. 

At some point between 8.15pm and 9.25pm, the woman was approached as she was parked to the right of the store in the staff bays. 

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The man pushed her into the boot of the red Honda Civic, took her phone and tried to steal her bag from her shoulder - but he dropped the phone and ran away. 

The attacker is described as a white man, in his thirties, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and skinny.

He had brown-wispy, messy, facial air, and was wearing dark-coloured clothing including a hooded top with the hood up, khaki-coloured trousers and brown or grey boots.

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PC Abby Nascimento, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“I’d also ask anyone with dash-cams who may have captured what happened or something that may help our investigation to also get in touch.

“You can report information by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43220166875.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”