Wheelchair user robbed at knifepoint in Northampton alleyway

A knife-wielding robber cut the shopping bag from a disabled woman's wheelchair after first trying to wrestle her phone from her hand in Northampton.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 25th November 2016, 9:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:41 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident on Saturday, November 19, in Weston Favell village.

A woman in a wheelchair was travelling down the alleyway between Wellingborough Road and Rowlanson Close, when a young man with a knife approached her on a bicycle.

He tried to pull her phone from her hand and cut her shopping bag from her wheelchair before making off.

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The offender was described as white, between 16 and 20 years old and 5ft 9 inches tall.

He was wearing a blue and grey chequered scarf, a blue, thin, knitted beanie hat, a waist-length blue or black jacket and dark trousers.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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