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Tesco thief drags woman to the ground before taking her handbag, mobile phone and cash

A thief dragged a woman to the ground outside a Tesco supermarket after stealing her handbag, mobile phone and cash.

Thames Valley Police confirmed the woman, who was in her 60s, was targeted in Slough between 1pm and 4pm on June 4.


After dragging the victim to the ground, the robber ran with her belongings through the supermarket and into the street.

He was described as wearing dark clothing from head to toe.

Tesco thief drags woman to the ground before taking her handbag, mobile phone and cash

Tesco thief drags woman to the ground before taking her handbag, mobile phone and cash

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The victim suffered bruises but did not need to be taken to hospital.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Kerry Woods appealed for anyone with information.

Detective Constable Woods said: “We are appealing for witnesses to this robbery.

“Anyone who has information that could assist our investigation, please call 101 or report it via our website, quoting reference number 43240260806.

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Thames Valley Police Station

Thames Valley Police Station

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“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

In the year ending December 2023, the rate of robberies in Slough was higher than in any other part of the Thames Valley police area, with 1.44 recorded per 1,000 residents.

The figure stands at 1.25 in Reading and 1.06 in Milton Keynes.

All other areas covered by the force have rates of less than one per 1,000, with rates just under 0.2 in West Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.

Robbery rates in Thames Valley

Robbery rates in Thames Valley

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Despite Slough suffering more robberies than Cardiff, Plymouth and Luton, the Berkshire city lagged behind a number of areas including Portsmouth, Derby, Southampton, Northampton and Bristol.

The number of robberies in Slough has risen steadily between December 2021 and December 2023.

The figure has flattened across the Thames Valley force area as a whole.

Overall crime rates in Slough have changed little since December 2020.