Police hunt duo after Rotherham underpass robbery

By Antony Clay | 11/12/2017

Police hunt duo after Rotherham underpass robbery

POLICE are hunting robbers who pushed a woman to the floor in a Rotherham underpass.

The 44-year-old was kicked several times on Sunday at around 12.50pm after being approached from behind.

She was also sprayed in the face with a substance before the offenders left the scene, stealing a small amount of cash.

The incident happened as the woman was crossing below the exit slip road at junction 34 of the M1 southbound, heading away from Meadowhall Road.

The robbers also tried to take the woman’s rucksack. She suffered bruising and cuts during the incident.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Janine Broughton said: “This was an unprovoked incident, in the middle of the day, and we are supporting the victim through this distressing incident.

“We believe that we are looking for two men and we are working closely with the victim to be able to provide descriptions of the attackers.

“We are unsure of the nature of the substance that was sprayed in her face other than it was described as smelling like nail polish remover. Fortunately, it has not caused any lasting damage.

“We are reviewing CCTV, adding extra patrols and carrying out local enquiries, and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen something.”

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 quoting incident 491 of December 10.

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