Pushchair mum robbed in Telford by thug on bike

By Lisa O'Brien | Madeley | Crime | Published:

A woman was robbed of cash as she pushed her child along in a pushchair in Telford.

A man riding a bike stopped the woman, who is in her late teens, on Silkin Way, Madeley, between 2pm and 2.40pm yesterday.

The robber threatened her with an unknown weapon hidden in his coat pocket and demanded money from her purse.

He made off in the direction of Brookside with the victim's cash.

The man is described as mixed race, in his mid 30s, of large build, around 5ft 10in tall, with a distinctive nose, greying hair and a long, unkept beard.

He spoke with a Scottish or Irish accent and was believed to be wearing a red T-shirt and bright blue jogging trousers with a rip in the knee. He also had a tattoo of a dragon on his left forearm.

The woman was not injured but was left shaken by the incident, police said.

West Mercia Police is urging any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 416s of November 23. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.


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