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Woman’s handbag snatched after using a cash machine in Gloucester

A thief stole a woman’s handbag from her car after he watched her use a cash machine in Gloucester.

The woman, aged in her 80s, used an ATM on Bristol Road to withdraw £100 in cash and then drove to the nearby Aldi supermarket.

She was followed by a motorist in a black BMW who turned into the car park after her.

When she parked up a man got out of the passenger side of the BMW, approached her vehicle and then snatched the handbag from the front passenger seat.

He then got back into the waiting vehicle which made off at speed. The man was described as being white, stocky, around 5ft 10ins tall and was wearing a cap and dark coloured clothes.

The incident happened at around 1.15pm on Wednesday 14 September and enquiries have been ongoing to identify those involved.

A member of the public later found the handbag discarded on Stroud Road and it was reunited with the victim, however the cash had been taken.

Investigating officers are now appealing for anyone who has not already spoken to police to come forward and who saw the vehicle or what took place.

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who lives nearby and has CCTV footage of the vehicle involved.

Anyone with information is asked to provide this to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 216 of 14 September: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/ 

Two people seriously injured in collision at Coombe Hill

Two people remain in hospital in a serious condition following a collision on the A38 at Coombe Hill at the end of last month.

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle collision at around 7.45pm on Sunday 27 November.

The collision involved a silver Mini Cooper, travelling towards Tewkesbury, and a white Citroen Berlingo, travelling in the direction of Gloucester.

The road was closed for four hours and two people were taken to Southmead Hospital with serious injuries.

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has dashcam footage, and has not already spoken to police to come forward.

Anybody with information can contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 345 of 27 November: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ 

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