Woman Robbed of Gold in Bedford

5 August 2010, 17:31 | Updated: 5 August 2010, 17:45

A woman was robbed of £3000 worth of gold jewellery by a man who tried to drag her into his car in Bedford.

The Asian woman, who is in her 50s, was shouted at by a man who ordered her to get into his car in Kingsway at 6.30 last Friday evening. He grabbed her wrists and dragged her towards the pay and display car park on Melbourne Street opposite Kids World.

As her was dragging her he took two gold bracelets from each of her wrists.

As she began crying the offender let her go and walked off towards Ampthill Street, turning left towards Rope Walk roundabout.
The woman was left shaken but unhurt by the robbery. Each of the four bracelets was an inch thick and made from 24 caret gold.

The man is described as of mixed race, in her early thirties, about six foot tall of large, muscular build. He has short black afro style hair, a smooth complexion with no facial hair or other distinguishing features. He was wearing a long sleeved white shirt under a black body warmer, dark coloured trousers and footwear.

Detective Constable Mark Stewart investigating said: "This robbery left the victim shaken and upset. We are concerned that this man might strike again and are appealing for anyone who saw the robbery, saw the man fleeing the scene or may have been offered this jewellery to contact us. If they want to call anonymously they can use the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111."