Crime Scene: Woman assaulted during attempted robbery
HUNTINGDON — Cambridgeshire authorities are looking for information concerning an assault of a woman during an attempted robbery. The incident occurred March 6 at 7 a.m. on Hichingbrooke Road.
The victim was walking along the road when she was approached from behind by two men on cycles, according to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. A third man, who was on foot, approached and pushed the woman and attempted to steal her handbag.
The woman fought off her assailants, who fled the scene. The victim suffered bruising and swelling to her neck and shoulder. The suspects are described as three white men between 18 and 25, according to a constabulary news release.
Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to contact Detective Don Rennie at 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.
Men demand money from homeowner
PETERBOROUGH — Authorities are investigating an attempted robbery and assault of a 57-year-old man at his home.
The alleged assault occurred March 7 about 10 p.m. when two men knocked on the door of a home on Clipston Walk. The homeowner answered and the men demanded money, the Cambridgeshire Constabulary said in a statement.
One of the men assaulted the man with a “heavy object,” before the man’s wife pulled him away from the assailants, the news release said. The victim suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and he was treated at Peterborough District Hospital.
The suspects are described as about 20 years old and wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts.
Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the Cambridgeshire Constabulary at 0845 456 4564.
Police investigating theft of AF officer’s car
RAF MILDENHALL — Authorities are investigating the theft of a U.S. Air Force officer’s car in Cambridgeshire, according to a 100th Security Force Squadron incident report and British authorities.
The captain, whom neither the Air Force nor the Cambridgeshire Constabulary would identify, left his vehicle locked before he went on leave Feb. 2. The Air Force police report stated the vehicle was involved in a pursuit with Cambridgeshire authorities.
However, a Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesman said the vehicle was captured on closed-caption TV camera throughout Cambridge before it was abandoned in a field near the Cambridge Squash Club on Feb. 19.
The Air Force captain recovered his vehicle March 2.
Information sought in Cambridge attack
CAMBRIDGE — Police have issued a plea for information in a nearly month-old assault on two men in Cambridge by a trio of men brandishing bottles, the Cambridgeshire Constabulary announced March 9.
The two men were approached by the assailants while walking on Mill Road in central Cambridge on Feb. 18, near the pool hall on the corner of Gwydir Street. The pair received head injuries in the attack.
All three attackers were described as white, between the ages of 18 and 25, all with short hair.
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.