Lady mugged in Brownhills – be on your guard!

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There was a mugging here a few weeks ago, although the description of the mugger was completely different. Be careful out there, folks. Imagery from Google Maps.

Brownhills resident Samantha Lucas has been in touch on Facebook to ask me to warn Brownhills folk, and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her mother near the A5 Watling Street this morning.

The mugging took place in the area of Pool Road and the A5 Watling Street, just near the junction, at 9am Thursday 31st July 2014.

Samantha’s mum was attacked whilst on the way to work. The assailant grabbed  her bag, ripping both her uniform and breaking her handbag, so this was quite an aggressive assault.

Samantha said:

My mother has been mugged today around 9am near the junction with Pool Road and Watling Street on the A5 at Brownhills – just on the turnoff to Chasewater.

A thin man aged 40-50 with stubble, wearing grey trousers and a white tee shirt with a cockerel motif on the sleeve, riding a a yellow bike mugged my mnoher and took her purse containing cash and bank cards.

Please share as widely as possible – the police have been informed.

Thank you.

Samantha has asked readers to look out for her mother’s purse:


The stolen purse – look out for it.

The incident has been reported to the police who are investigating. I’ve asked them for a statement, and should one be forthcoming, I’ll post it here.

Crime of this nature in Brownhills is relatively rare, although there was does seem to be an increase in these incidents of late. Take care, and watch out in isolated spots.

Please, if you have any information, do speak to the police.  This person needs to be caught before they do it again. If you know who this might be, or if you saw anything at all, please do contact Staffordshire olice by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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