Scarf is clue to Pendle muggings

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Scarf is clue to Pendle muggings Scarf is clue to Pendle muggings

A WOMAN and a 16-year-old boy were mugged in separate street attacks within 24 hours.

In the first incident, a woman in her 40s, was approached from behind by two men outside Right Way Builders in Burnley Road, Brierfield.

One grabbed her handbag and when she refused to let go, punched her in the face before snatching the bag.

It is believed heand the other man ran off via Railway Street.

The robber was aged 20 to 30, 5ft 9ins, thin, and wearing dark clothing.

He left behind a distinctive black and white checked scarf which had been around his face.

The bag was a large black Primark shoulder bag, containing £100.

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Friday.

In the second mugging, a 16-year-old boy was walking along Brunswick Street, Nelson, near the junction of Cloverhill Road, when a gang and kicked and punched him to the ground and stole his £150 Blackberry, leaving him with facial injuries.

The offenders were Asian males. One was 5ft 10in, 18-years-old, of average build, with stubble and wearing dark clothing and black Cryuff-type trainers.

Another was in his late teens, very tall and thin, and wearing a white hoodie and dark pants. The other two were 6ft, wearing dark clothing.

The incident happened around 7.15pm on Saturday.

Det Sgt Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said: “I appeal for anyone who knows who these offenders may be to get in touch with the police.

“I believe the robbery of the 16-year-old was witnessed by two men in a car .”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting log number 1269 of March 28 regarding the mugging of the woman, and 1419 of March 29 for the attack on the boy.

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12:47pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Well what a massive surprise.

3rd world Savages.
Well what a massive surprise. 3rd world Savages. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Bluelizzy says...

Obviously real hard men. Two of them to mug a woman and four of them to mug a kid.

If the scarf was used to cover his face you might expect there to be dna traces.
Obviously real hard men. Two of them to mug a woman and four of them to mug a kid. If the scarf was used to cover his face you might expect there to be dna traces. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 8

1:55pm Tue 1 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

scum bags without a conscience ,,what will they get if they are caught ? 6,,,12 months , bring back real punishments like they had in the 18th century,,its got to be better than the present slap on the wrist ,,,people are being bailed on serious crimes every day of the week,,its a licence to commit crime carte blanch .
scum bags without a conscience ,,what will they get if they are caught ? 6,,,12 months , bring back real punishments like they had in the 18th century,,its got to be better than the present slap on the wrist ,,,people are being bailed on serious crimes every day of the week,,its a licence to commit crime carte blanch . noddy57
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

noddy57 wrote:
scum bags without a conscience ,,what will they get if they are caught ? 6,,,12 months , bring back real punishments like they had in the 18th century,,its got to be better than the present slap on the wrist ,,,people are being bailed on serious crimes every day of the week,,its a licence to commit crime carte blanch .
Deport the vermin if they ever get caught.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: scum bags without a conscience ,,what will they get if they are caught ? 6,,,12 months , bring back real punishments like they had in the 18th century,,its got to be better than the present slap on the wrist ,,,people are being bailed on serious crimes every day of the week,,its a licence to commit crime carte blanch .[/p][/quote]Deport the vermin if they ever get caught. ikap22
  • Score: 3

2:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Well what a massive surprise. 3rd world Savages.
You quite right this country is like a 3rd world country.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Well what a massive surprise. 3rd world Savages.[/p][/quote]You quite right this country is like a 3rd world country. ikap22
  • Score: 6

3:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Snowy-D says...

What a shame we can't deport them . Maybe we should just chop there hands off like they do in some of these 3rd world countries, then they can't go out mugging women and beating kids up for there phones. Scum Bags.
What a shame we can't deport them . Maybe we should just chop there hands off like they do in some of these 3rd world countries, then they can't go out mugging women and beating kids up for there phones. Scum Bags. Snowy-D
  • Score: 6

3:47pm Tue 1 Apr 14

leyton says...

so what colour were the muggers of the woman ?the filth don't like to say colours in this paper. and surely the colour would be a good clue to the offenders bizarre.
so what colour were the muggers of the woman ?the filth don't like to say colours in this paper. and surely the colour would be a good clue to the offenders bizarre. leyton
  • Score: 0

3:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

leyton wrote:
so what colour were the muggers of the woman ?the filth don't like to say colours in this paper. and surely the colour would be a good clue to the offenders bizarre.
Did you have to train hard to achieve such a standard of dickheadery?
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: so what colour were the muggers of the woman ?the filth don't like to say colours in this paper. and surely the colour would be a good clue to the offenders bizarre.[/p][/quote]Did you have to train hard to achieve such a standard of dickheadery? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 3

4:14pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

Snowy-D wrote:
What a shame we can't deport them . Maybe we should just chop there hands off like they do in some of these 3rd world countries, then they can't go out mugging women and beating kids up for there phones. Scum Bags.
I would vote for that.
[quote][p][bold]Snowy-D[/bold] wrote: What a shame we can't deport them . Maybe we should just chop there hands off like they do in some of these 3rd world countries, then they can't go out mugging women and beating kids up for there phones. Scum Bags.[/p][/quote]I would vote for that. ikap22
  • Score: 4

5:12pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
leyton wrote:
so what colour were the muggers of the woman ?the filth don't like to say colours in this paper. and surely the colour would be a good clue to the offenders bizarre.
Did you have to train hard to achieve such a standard of dickheadery?
No! I think they were with standard. It must come naturally.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: so what colour were the muggers of the woman ?the filth don't like to say colours in this paper. and surely the colour would be a good clue to the offenders bizarre.[/p][/quote]Did you have to train hard to achieve such a standard of dickheadery?[/p][/quote]No! I think they were with standard. It must come naturally. ikap22
  • Score: 1

10:06pm Tue 1 Apr 14

East_lancs_lad says...

ikap22 wrote:
Snowy-D wrote:
What a shame we can't deport them . Maybe we should just chop there hands off like they do in some of these 3rd world countries, then they can't go out mugging women and beating kids up for there phones. Scum Bags.
I would vote for that.
Obviously you would
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snowy-D[/bold] wrote: What a shame we can't deport them . Maybe we should just chop there hands off like they do in some of these 3rd world countries, then they can't go out mugging women and beating kids up for there phones. Scum Bags.[/p][/quote]I would vote for that.[/p][/quote]Obviously you would East_lancs_lad
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

why bother reporting it if you witnessed the attacks because we know Lenient Lunt will let the Asian attackers off with slapped wrist!!!
why bother reporting it if you witnessed the attacks because we know Lenient Lunt will let the Asian attackers off with slapped wrist!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Snowy-D says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
why bother reporting it if you witnessed the attacks because we know Lenient Lunt will let the Asian attackers off with slapped wrist!!!
Street robbery should carry a sentence of 3 years and they should keep the trash behind bars for the whole sentence. Keep the scanky pigs off our streets.
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: why bother reporting it if you witnessed the attacks because we know Lenient Lunt will let the Asian attackers off with slapped wrist!!![/p][/quote]Street robbery should carry a sentence of 3 years and they should keep the trash behind bars for the whole sentence. Keep the scanky pigs off our streets. Snowy-D
  • Score: 2

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