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Banbury: Police hunting robber after knifepoint incident

Police are hunting a robber after a woman and had her bag stolen and was threatened at knifepoint during a terrifying incident.

The robbery happened at around 7.30pm yesterday evening (Friday, November 25).

The woman, who was walking on her own, was heading from Banbury Railway Station in the direction of Lodge Close, via Morrison’s car park.

Here, she passed a man dressed all in black.

The offender grabbed her bag and demanded money from her whilst pointing a knife towards her chest.

The victim handed the bag over before running back towards the supermarket.

It is believed the suspect left in the direction of Lodge Close.

The woman described the man as being a white male in his 20s or 30s, with a height of about 5’ 9” and who spoke in English but with a ‘foreign accent of some kind’.

He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, black trousers, black gloves and a black snood covering his nose and mouth.

The stolen bag is a black Nike rucksack with a large pocket on the front containing clothing and personal items belonging to the victim.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “If you have any information about this offence, please contact Banbury Priority Crime Team on 101, giving reference: 43220532111.”

This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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