Reward of £5,000 offered for information after woman assaults Clanfield pensioner in Petersfield

A REWARD of £5,000 is being offered after a woman assaulted and robbed a 68-year-old man from Clanfield, leaving him ‘badly shaken’.

By Richard Lemmer
Thursday, 28th January 2021, 5:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2021, 5:03 pm

The independent charity Crimestoppers has launched an appeal for anonymous information to find a woman wanted in connection with an assault and robbery in Petersfield last December.

The victim was in Petersfield Heath Common car park, Sussex Road, when he was approached by a woman sometime between 2.15pm and 2.45pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

The woman assaulted the victim before stealing his Patek Phillipe Nautilus watch.

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A CGI rendering of a description of the woman with whom Crimestoppers wishes to speak. Picture: Crimestoppers

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The suspect is described as being between 20 and 30-years-old, around 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build with short brown hair.

At the time, she was wearing a puffer jacket, trousers, a dark blue hat with a brown bobble and glasses.

The wanted woman fled in a silver car, which drove east along Sussex Road.

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information regarding the incident.

The attack and theft has left the victim badly shaken and it has affected his health, according to Emily van der Lely, regional manager at the crime-fighting charity.

She said: ‘Our charity believes everybody has the right to be safe.

‘There have been reports of similar attacks in the area and we don’t want this person and anyone she may be working with to do this again.

‘Do you recognise the woman in the e-fit at all, or were you in the area at the time of this attack? Have you seen anybody recently wearing a high-value watch like the one stolen or have you been offered one for sale? Please do the right thing and contact our charity 100% anonymously with any information you have.

‘We are appealing to anybody who may know who this suspect is or any person she is working with to tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always.

Anyone with information can contact the charity on its freephone number 0800 555 111 or use an anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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