APPEAL: Did you witness a robbery in Newcastle-under-Lyme?

We’re appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Bradwell Lane last night, Thursday 3 December.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm when the victim, an 80-year-old woman from Newcastle, was pushed over near the Britannia Public House and a shopping bag containing her purse was stolen.

The purse is described as a red leather clip stud style purse and was within a black shiny canvas shopping bag.

Fortunately, the victim wasn’t injured but she was left shaken by the incident.

The suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing and he ran off towards Oldcastle Avenue.

If you witnessed the incident, or have any information about who is responsible, please contact DC Pete Titley at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 639 of December 3. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.