Manhunt for muggers

By Naumaan Farooq | 14/06/2010 0 comments

Manhunt for muggers

POLICE have released e-fit images of two men suspected of stealing a woman’s handbag in a street mugging.

The 55-year-old Kiveton woman was walking along Broom Road, near to the Homestead Public House, when she was approached by the two men at around 7.20pm on June 7.

One of the men pulled at her handbag before the second man kicked her leg and pushed her to the ground.

The men were then seen running along Broom Road towards Rotherham town centre with the victim's handbag.

A police spokesman said: “The men are described as Asian and both in their early 20s.”
One of the suspects is described as being around 5ft 6in tall and was wearing a dark blue cagoule with white sleeves, blue jeans and black trainers.

He wore a black baseball cap and a chunky silver watch.
The second—who kicked the victim—is around 5ft 8in tall with a stocky build and a round, chubby face.

He was wearing a dark blue hooded top with white writing on the front, dark blue jeans and wore a silver stud in his right ear.
The spokesman added: “The victim sustained only minor injuries, including a bruised and swollen leg.”
Officers investigating the mugging would like to trace a man who was walking his dog in the area at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information should call Det Serg Andy Marsh on 01709 832265 or contact him via e-mail to


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