Knifepoint Robbery In Leighton Buzzard

1 June 2013, 06:00

Police in Leighton Buzzard are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 63 year old woman was forced to hand over her handbag at knife point on May 23.

The incident happened on Riverside Walk at 4.15pm when the victim was taking a short cut home along the footpath.

The victim walked past a man who began to follow her before he stopped her and threatened her with a knife, demanding her handbag.

The victim handed over the bag and the man took her purse containing a small amount of cash before leaving the scene.

The man is described as white, approximately 33 years old, 5’10” tall, wearing black trousers and a black jacket.

The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Jabbar Khan, is keen to trace anyone who witnessed the robbery or anyone who saw a man matching this description in the area.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DC Khan, in confidence, on 01582 394436, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.