Woman tried to steal gold jewellery while asking directions in Milton Keynes


A woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery as she gave directions to three women in a car outside a Sikh Temple in Milton Keynes.

It happened yesterday between 12pm and 12.15pm when the victim was walking along Phoenix Drive, Leadenhall and was called over to a car by the female driver.

She was asked directions to the hospital and as she gave them, the driver said she liked the victim’s gold bangles and suddenly took hold of her wrist in an attempt to pull them off.

The victim refused to let go of her jewellery and screamed for help, which forced the driver to eventually let go and drive off in the direction of the V6.

The offender is described as being a white woman of a large build and was aged in her fifties, with straight shoulder length hair and was accompanied in the car by two other women.

The front seat passenger was a white woman aged in her forties of an average build, with brown shoulder length hair and the back seat passenger was also a white woman of a large build and aged in her seventies.

All of the women were wearing gold necklaces and in a mid to dark blue hatchback car, which was possibly a new Vauxhall Astra.

Anyone with information or who may have seen this vehicle should contact PC Kathryn Combstock from Milton Keynes police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.