Woman robbed in Kidderminster subway

A WOMAN had a large amount of cash stolen from her when her handbag was snatched by a robber in a Kidderminster subway.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information as they investigate the incident, which happened just after 10am on Tuesday, May 27, following the bank holiday.

A woman in her 40s was carrying business takings from the weekend in her handbag and was in the subway under the Ringway, which leads from Coventry Street to George Street, when she became aware of someone behind her.

She was then shoved, causing her head to hit the wall, and her handbag was pulled from her shoulder. Her attacker left the scene as she was trying to recover her mobile phone, which had fallen to the ground. No description of the offender is available.

The woman carried on through the subway to George Street and rang the police from there shortly afterwards. She did not require medical treatment.

Det Con Amy Kitosi-Isanga said that an investigation was ongoing. She added: “The victim was extremely scared at the time and left the subway as quickly as she could.

"She did not see her attacker come past her so it would appear the person emerged from the subway in Coventry Street.

"Therefore, if anyone was seen running from the subway that morning or someone knows anything at all about who might have been involved, please get in touch.”

Details can be given to officers at Kidderminster CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the incident reference 177-S-270514. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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11:41am Tue 24 Jun 14

S.Oxford says...

How much longer do we have to wait for the subways to be filled in? They are vile, dirty, unsafe and unattractive. I always feel apprehensive having to use the things, so I drive into town if I have to go. Not that there is much reason to. I hope this lady is ok and that the culprit is caught and dealt with severely.
How much longer do we have to wait for the subways to be filled in? They are vile, dirty, unsafe and unattractive. I always feel apprehensive having to use the things, so I drive into town if I have to go. Not that there is much reason to. I hope this lady is ok and that the culprit is caught and dealt with severely. S.Oxford
  • Score: 24

8:58am Wed 25 Jun 14

thatshowitis says...

these areas should be covered by CCTV cameras if not already covered.
these areas should be covered by CCTV cameras if not already covered. thatshowitis
  • Score: 8

12:04pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bcfc1186 says...

CCTV would be great - but you would have all of PC brigade complaining that their civil liberties have been violated.

If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about...
CCTV would be great - but you would have all of PC brigade complaining that their civil liberties have been violated. If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about... Bcfc1186
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Thu 26 Jun 14

walkerno5 says...

"If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about..."
Hence the mass surveillance culture we now have. They love having more cameras, the more the merrier.

I'll take the bait.

So what if you were snogging someone you were not married to on the CCTV?
What if you were picking your nose and eating it?
What if you were having a blazing row with your partner?

Not crimes. But not necessarily something you want on a camera. Why should this be recorded and watched over by the all seeing eye?

At which point do you personally draw the line and say "That's far enough, beyond this point is too private for CCTV"?
"If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about..." Hence the mass surveillance culture we now have. They love having more cameras, the more the merrier. I'll take the bait. So what if you were snogging someone you were not married to on the CCTV? What if you were picking your nose and eating it? What if you were having a blazing row with your partner? Not crimes. But not necessarily something you want on a camera. Why should this be recorded and watched over by the all seeing eye? At which point do you personally draw the line and say "That's far enough, beyond this point is too private for CCTV"? walkerno5
  • Score: 2

1:38pm Thu 26 Jun 14

BewdleyBugle says...

Bcfc1186 wrote:
CCTV would be great - but you would have all of PC brigade complaining that their civil liberties have been violated.

If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about...
"If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about..."

Absolutely. Because, as we all know, the legal system never gets anything wrong, and we can trust the police, local council and other public bodies/elected officials absolutely with our personal information. I've just tried to google 'miscarriage of justice' and got a blank page.

Better to be wary of universal government surveillance than just accepting it like a sheep. Ask anyone who's lived in a totalitarian society.
[quote][p][bold]Bcfc1186[/bold] wrote: CCTV would be great - but you would have all of PC brigade complaining that their civil liberties have been violated. If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about...[/p][/quote]"If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about..." Absolutely. Because, as we all know, the legal system never gets anything wrong, and we can trust the police, local council and other public bodies/elected officials absolutely with our personal information. I've just tried to google 'miscarriage of justice' and got a blank page. Better to be wary of universal government surveillance than just accepting it like a sheep. Ask anyone who's lived in a totalitarian society. BewdleyBugle
  • Score: 6

5:16pm Thu 26 Jun 14

John Herbert Smith says...

"So what if you were snogging someone you were not married to on the CCTV?
What if you were picking your nose and eating it?
What if you were having a blazing row with your partner?"

Erm... because they are not crimes and wouldn't be shown to the public. Only robberies etc would.

Install CCTV and in the long term fill in the subways. Sorted. Next problem please...
"So what if you were snogging someone you were not married to on the CCTV? What if you were picking your nose and eating it? What if you were having a blazing row with your partner?" Erm... because they are not crimes and wouldn't be shown to the public. Only robberies etc would. Install CCTV and in the long term fill in the subways. Sorted. Next problem please... John Herbert Smith
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Thu 26 Jun 14

walkerno5 says...

"Erm... because they are not crimes and wouldn't be shown to the public. Only robberies etc would."

So the camera knows? Or is someone watching? Or are they all recorded somewhere and checked on later?

Everything that is recorded digitally is findable and can be hacked and made available on the internet.
"Erm... because they are not crimes and wouldn't be shown to the public. Only robberies etc would." So the camera knows? Or is someone watching? Or are they all recorded somewhere and checked on later? Everything that is recorded digitally is findable and can be hacked and made available on the internet. walkerno5
  • Score: 0
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