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Appeal for witnesses following theft - Warwick Road

Alert message sent 25/03/2020 15:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a theft in Banbury.

Between 8.45 and 9.15pm on Tuesday 17 March, the victim, a woman in her sixties, was walking past St Paul's Church on Warwick Road and using her phone when she notice a man walking towards her. The man grabbed her mobile phone from her hand and ran away in the direction of the petrol station.

The offender is described as a black man in his twenties, approximately 5ft6ins tall and of a slim build. He was wearing a dark colour puffa-style jacket and dark blue trousers. He may also have been wearing gloves.

Investigating officer PC Samantha Devlin, based at Banbury police station, said: "This was a frightening experience for the victim and I am appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

"If you were in the area at the time and remember anything that could help with out investigation, please get in touch by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43200090377, or by making a report online.

"Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111."
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Ffion Jones (Police, Communications Assistant , HQ South)

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