Woman robbed as she leaves Blackburn gym

First published in Blackburn Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

A WOMAN walking home from a Blackburn gym was approached by a man carrying a knife and had her bag stolen, police said.

The incident happened at 9.15pm on Friday as the 20-year-old woman, from the Blackburn area, was on her way back from the Bangor Street Community Gym.

The victim was approached by the man, who had the lower part of his face covered, near the steps in Conway Avenue.

She was carrying a white gym bag which she dropped as she fled the scene.

It contained her gym shoes and some personal items and was later recovered in Troy Street.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, but police are still appealing for information.

A police spokesman said: “If anybody was in the area at that time and saw the offender or the bag, we would appeal for them to come forward.

“The offender was holding a knife at the time but the woman was not threatened by it.

“She had her headphones in so she was not aware of anything that was said to her.”

Anybody with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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11:29pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Tweeti says...

Aw poor thing, hope she is ok! There some sad and heartless people out there about like Deo Velnte
Aw poor thing, hope she is ok! There some sad and heartless people out there about like Deo Velnte Tweeti
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9:48am Mon 26 Nov 12

Rachel1989 says...

Blackburns getin worse everyday, we need more frontline police officers not less the ppl n government should be takin a cut in the money instead of cuttin police officers not even safe to walk to n from a gym these days it's ridiculous!!
Blackburns getin worse everyday, we need more frontline police officers not less the ppl n government should be takin a cut in the money instead of cuttin police officers not even safe to walk to n from a gym these days it's ridiculous!! Rachel1989
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1:01pm Mon 26 Nov 12

brianx says...

"She had her headphones in". Stupid girl. Be aware of what's going on around you especially in that area.
"She had her headphones in". Stupid girl. Be aware of what's going on around you especially in that area. brianx
  • Score: -1

3:39pm Mon 26 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

THE DEATH PENALTY should be given for all criminals!

Why is our country so soft?

Scum like this shouldnt even have the right to breath!

We want our children to be safe!

A perfect environment could be had if the right government policys where in place.

I want to OPT out of paying my hard earned wages (via TAX) on Prisons! They arnt required and should be replaced by allotments.
THE DEATH PENALTY should be given for all criminals! Why is our country so soft? Scum like this shouldnt even have the right to breath! We want our children to be safe! A perfect environment could be had if the right government policys where in place. I want to OPT out of paying my hard earned wages (via TAX) on Prisons! They arnt required and should be replaced by allotments. makaveli96
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