Birmingham police are hunting for an Asian thug who punched a 46 year old woman in the face, then repeatedly kicked her while she was defenceless on the floor as he robbed her bag. The scum bag responsible for this violent attack is the lowest of the low. Robbing a woman’s bag is bad enough, punching and kicking her in the process is just the pits. Its the sort of spineless behaviour you expect on the back streets of Lahore not Birmingham.
Woman punched and robbed on way home from supermarket
21 Nov 2013 16:07
The thief knocked her to the ground on Heybarnes Road at around 6pm on Thursday, November 7, before repeatedly kicking her as she lay on the floor
Detectives are on the hunt for a violent thug who punched a woman in the face and stole her handbag as she made her way home from a shopping trip in Small Heath.
The thief knocked her to the ground on Heybarnes Road at around 6pm on Thursday, November 7, before repeatedly kicking her as she lay on the floor.
He managed to get away after breaking her bag, running off in the direction of the junction with Hobmoor Road, where he turned left towards Starbank Road.
The 46-year-old woman, who had been buying groceries at nearby Asda, was left with a black eye and a swollen lip, as well as pain in her leg and shoulder.
Police believe there may have been numerous witnesses to the robbery and are appealing for them to come forward.
The attacker is described as Asian or dark-skinned, around 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build, aged between 20 and 30. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket and jeans.
Investigating officer DC Lisa O’Grady, from Stechford police station, said: “The thief specifically targeted a defenceless woman who was on her own, using a completely unnecessary amount of violence against her.
“This was a busy road and I’m sure there will have been people in the area, either on foot or in vehicles, who were passing at the time of the attack and I am keen to speak to them.”
Witnesses should contact DC O’Grady and her team in Hodge Hill CID at Stechford police station on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111