Three chain snatches in Leicester – can you help? Print
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 07:54

Issued on 7/8/18 at 3:23 p.m.

Incident number: 18*372247

Detectives investigating three chain snatches in Leicester are appealing for public help.

All three incidents occurred in the last week and are being linked due to the similarities between them.

The most recent incidents took place yesterday evening (Monday 6 August) in Doncaster Road and Jarrom Street.

Two men on a moped approached the 64-year-old victim in Doncaster Road, at the junction with Glendon Street, around 6.15pm. They tried to steal a necklace from around his neck but failed. As they were riding away the moped collided with a bollard and damage was caused to the vehicle.

The victim wasn’t injured but his glasses were broken during the incident.

The second incident took place shortly afterwards, around 6.40pm, in Jarrom Street, when two people on a moped approached a woman in her 40s and stole a necklace from her neck.

The 24 carat gold necklace was of sentimental value to the victim and had a number of pendants attached to it.

On Saturday (4 August) two men on a moped approached a 64-year-old woman in Canon Street and stole the pendant off her necklace. This incident took place around 1pm. The suspects then rode off the wrong way down a one-way street towards Harrison Road.

Detective Constable Steve Wallage is investigating all the incidents. He said: “All the incidents have taken place in broad daylight in busy areas of the city and East Leicester.

“We know there were a number of people in the Jarrom Street and Doncaster Road areas yesterday evening and Canon Street on Saturday afternoon, if you were in these areas and witnessed what happened then we’re keen to speak to you.

“Also if you have seen two people riding around on a moped in these areas then we need to speak to you. If you have any suspicions or information about those responsible please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1614 Steve Wallage on 101, quoting crime number 18*372247.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 August 2018 12:03 )