Shocking moment mugger hurls a woman to the ground

Shocking moment mugger hurls a woman to the ground when he snatches her handbag as she waits to cross the road

  • Woman was mugged of her bag on Dunedin Road in Kingstanding, Birmingham   
  • Mugger comes from behind as she waits to cross the road and snatches her bag
  • The victim is thrown to the ground and suffered grazes to her hands and knees
  • West Midlands Police are investigating the robbery report involving the woman 

Shocking CCTV footage shows a woman thrown to the ground as a mugger snatches her handbag. 

The video captures the woman in her 70s waiting to cross Dunedin Road in Kingstanding, Birmingham, when a man in a cap and hoodie grabs her handbag before running away. 

The man approaches from the right where he grabs the bag causing the woman to fall to the ground. 

As she loses balance, her walking stick and other bag fly across the pavement. 

A man wearing a hoodie, trainers and cap snatches a woman’s bag as she waits to cross Dunedin Road in Kingstanding, Birmingham

The woman is thrown off balance as the mugger runs away with her handbag leaving her startled

The victim looks up from the ground towards where the mugger ran off with her bag. 

As she gets up onto her knees, two women come to help the victim to her feet. 

While one woman appears to call someone, the other puts her arm around the shaken victim.     

The victim is thrown to the ground sending her bag and walking stick flying across the pavement

After the mugger makes off with her handbag, the woman lies on the floor after suffering grazes to her hands and knees 

The woman is seen looking down the road where the mugger ran off with her handbag as she attempts to get up from the ground 

The incident was shared to the Great Barr Neighbourhood Forum where members left a stream of horrified comments.

Member Kathy Hill said: ‘Disgusting, hope she’s okay.’

Kelly Templeton posted: ‘Dirty pigs… Thank you to the kind people who helped, good people are out there.’

Good Samaritans: Two women come to the victim’s aid as she appears shaken after the shocking robbery 

Amy Mullins commented: ‘What absolute scum! Hope they find who’s done this.’

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: ‘Police are investigating a report of a robbery on Dunedin Road, Kingstanding at 11.40am on Thursday 15 August.’

‘A woman in her 70s was approached from behind and her bag was snatched out of her hand, causing her to fall to the floor. She suffered grazing and discomfort to her hands and knees.

‘CCTV is being reviewed and enquiries continue.

‘Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting crime reference 20BW/194020Z/19.’ 

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