Pair arrested in connection with series of handbag robberies

Two people have been arrested in connection with a series of handbag robberies targeting elderly women in the Sutton-in-Ashfield area.

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The 33-year-old man and 29-year-old woman have been questioned in relation to the incidents in October. The man remains in police custody but the woman has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

The incidents include:

  • A robbery where two women, aged 87 and 86, were pushed to the ground before one had her handbag taken in Woods Hill, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on 10 October.
  • A robbery of a handbag from a 78-year-old woman in Stoneyford Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on 13 October
  •  A robbery of a handbag from a 75-year-old woman in Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, on 13 October.
  • A robbery of a handbag from a 68-year-old woman in Main Road, Jacksdale, on 14 October.
  • A theft of a handbag from an 80-year-old woman in Alfreton Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on 19 October.