Peterborough woman robbed at knifepoint on way to work

A woman was robbed at knifepoint as she walked to work in Peterborough.

Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 11:38 am

The 39-year-old victim was walking to work along Eye Road at about 5.50am yesterday (5 November), in the direction of Belvoir Way, when a man on a bike approached her from behind.

He threw his bike down in front of her and held up a knife while demanding she hand over her purse and handbag.

After the victim gave the suspect her belongings, he also attempted to take her phone but she refused.

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The attack happened yesterday

The suspect cycled off towards Eye roundabout. He is described as a white man, who was wearing a bandana over his face, jeans, a dark jacket, trainers and a cap.

The victim was uninjured as a result of the incident.

Detective Sergeant Tom Power said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who was simply on her way to work. If you saw anything or have any information, I would ask you get in touch as soon as possible to assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 35/79112/19 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.