A WOMAN had her jewellery stolen as she walked down an alleyway in St John’s.
The 55-year-old was walking through the alleyway, known locally as ‘Meco Alley’, near to Joy Mining on Bromyard Road in St John’s on Saturday (June 11) between 10.30pm and 11.30pm.
The offender, a man thought to be between 17 and 24-years-old, approached the woman near to the area of Sanctuary Close and shouted at her to hand over her jewellery, before leaving the scene and heading in the direction of Bromyard Road.
Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Oliver Moore, said: “This was an extremely frightening incident for the victim and she has been left understandably shaken. Specially trained officers are supporting the victim.
“The items stolen were of huge sentimental value and cannot be replaced. I would appeal to anyone who recognised the description of the man to come forward and speak to us. We are also keen to speak to four young men who passed the victim prior to the incident, it is thought they may have witnessed something that could help our investigation.
“I want to reassure the community that we take incidents such as these extremely seriously and we are conducting a thorough investigation.”
The man is described as being of a slim build, clean shaven and between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 10ins tall, he has dark eyes and dark hair with a fringe swept to one side.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a light coloured hooded jacket and dark trousers, he is also described as having a “long and thin” face.
If you have any information that could help this investigation please call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 934s of Saturday 11 June.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.