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Women punched in two street robberies in Roath

On the second occasion a knife was produced.

South Wales Police are appealing for information and vigilance following two incidents in Roath.

There have been two street robberies in consecutive nights involving lone females.

Extensive enquiries are underway by detectives to identity and arrest those responsible. The suspects are two males on push bikes.

Extra patrols are being carried out in the area.

  • Incident 1: A woman aged in her 30s robbed of her handbag in Alfred Street at around 10.15pm on Monday, September 7.
  • Incident 2️: A woman aged in her 40s robbed of her handbag in Keppoch Street at around 11.50pm on Tuesday, September 8.

South Wales Police said: “One both occasions the women, who were walking home from local shops, were punched and on the second occasion a knife was produced.

“Such violence will not be tolerated and to target lone women in this way is particularly cowardly.

“Anyone with information about these incidents or the two men responsible is asked to please contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111 quoting ref: *327686”

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