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Woman robbed of £3,000 jewellery in Bedford

A woman was robbed of £3,000 of gold jewellery by a man who tried to drag her into his car in Bedfordshire.

The victim, who is in her 50s, was grabbed by her wrists and dragged from Kingsway, Bedford, towards the car park on Melbourne Street.

As he was dragging her the man took two gold bracelets from each of her wrists.

Police have only just released details of the incident on Friday evening and said they were concerned the man could strike again.

As the victim started to cry, the robber let her go and walked off towards Ampthill Street, turning left towards Rope Walk roundabout.

Witness appeal

The woman was left shaken but unhurt by the robbery, which happened at about 1830 BST.

Each of the four bracelets was an inch thick and made from 24-carat gold.

The man is described as in his early 30s, about 6ft (1.83m) and of large, muscular build.

He had short black afro-style hair and a smooth complexion.

He was wearing a long-sleeved white shirt under a black body warmer, dark coloured trousers and footwear.

Det Con Mark Stewart, of Bedfordshire Police, said: "This robbery left the victim shaken and upset.

"We are concerned that this man might strike again and are appealing for anyone who saw the robbery, saw the man fleeing the scene or may have been offered this jewellery to contact us."

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