Police hunt bicycling robber in Skien

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An old woman was robbed of her purse by a man on a bicycle in Skien Sunday afternoon.

The police were notified of the assault at 12:40 pm.

– A witness called to tell us that he has seen near an elderly woman lying on the ground while a man is standing above her and tearing off her purse. Finally, he gets hold of it, and leaves  on a bike, the operations leader Gisle Smage  in Southeast police says.

Police have not arrested anyone in the case yet and are looking for more witnesses. The man was dressed in dark clothes and was wearing a woolen hat.

– We are now talking with the woman, who is in the emergency room, and eventually we will be talking with the person who alerted the police. We hope to get more information about the robber , the operations leader says.



Source: NTB Scanpix / Norway Today