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Woman in 30s robbed in Weymouth

Detectives investigating a reported robbery in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At approximately 12.40pm on Sunday 6 October 2019 it is alleged that a man approached a woman on King Street and shouted abuse at her before hitting her face.

The victim – a local woman aged in her 30s – ran toward Park Street where the man reportedly chased her and took her purse from her handbag. The purse contained a quantity of cash and a bank card.

The man and woman were known to each other.

A 42-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently assisting detectives with their enquiries.

Detective Constable Jeremy Cuff, of Weymouth CID, said: "I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the incident, or captured it on CCTV or dashcam footage, to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190157686. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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