Woman robbed in daylight on canal towpath in Lansdowne

Woman robbed as she walked along canal towpath

Woman robbed as she walked along canal towpath

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A WOMAN was robbed in broad daylight as she walked along a towpath in the city.

The 49-year-old woman was walking along the canal towpath near to the Cavalier Tavern on Merrimans Hill between 2pm and 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoon when two men ran towards her.

According to the victim, they pushed her to the ground before taking her handbag and running off in the direction of the play area on Lansdowne Road.

She suffered minor injuries and was seen by paramedics but no treatment was required.

Both men are described as being white, aged around 18 to 23 years old, of slim build and between 5ft 7 and 5ft 8.

One of the men is described as having short brown hair, a clean-shaven face and wearing a black tight-fitting t-shirt.

The other man is said to have an oval-shaped face with light brown hair, a clean-shaven face and wearing a white vest top.

Call police on 101 quoting 0336S 020914 with any information.

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7:05pm Thu 4 Sep 14

canuck7 says...

Yet ANOTHER person attacked and mugged in that area. everybody be aware that isn't already that that canal area is much frequented by heroin addicts, I've recognised many when I cycle up and down there.
Yet ANOTHER person attacked and mugged in that area. everybody be aware that isn't already that that canal area is much frequented by heroin addicts, I've recognised many when I cycle up and down there. canuck7
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11:19am Fri 5 Sep 14

anyonefortennis? says...

I use the canal route nearly every day. I have alerted the police on more occasions than I can remember about the anti-social behaviour along the canal towpath and sometimes event the riverside.
So far this year I have seen just two police officers by the riverside and one CSO along the canal.
I use the canal route nearly every day. I have alerted the police on more occasions than I can remember about the anti-social behaviour along the canal towpath and sometimes event the riverside. So far this year I have seen just two police officers by the riverside and one CSO along the canal. anyonefortennis?
  • Score: 1

11:24am Fri 5 Sep 14

anyonefortennis? says...

I use the canal route nearly every day. I have alerted the police on many occasions about the anti social behaviour along there and even sometimes the riverside.
So far this year I have seen just two police officers along the riverside and one CSO along the canal towpath.
The canal towpath in particular needs some high-profile policing and the anti social drinking etc needs to be addressed with all those responsible for its increase.
I use the canal route nearly every day. I have alerted the police on many occasions about the anti social behaviour along there and even sometimes the riverside. So far this year I have seen just two police officers along the riverside and one CSO along the canal towpath. The canal towpath in particular needs some high-profile policing and the anti social drinking etc needs to be addressed with all those responsible for its increase. anyonefortennis?
  • Score: 1

11:39am Fri 5 Sep 14

Tobster says...

It seems to be a somewhat scallyish area down there. And I can't help thinking that The Cavalier was named after it's clientelle's typical car.
It seems to be a somewhat scallyish area down there. And I can't help thinking that The Cavalier was named after it's clientelle's typical car. Tobster
  • Score: 1
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