Cumbria Crack

Teenagers arrested after woman’s handbag snatched

Police have arrested two teenagers following a robbery yesterday.

The incident occurred around 6pm in a lane between Benson Row and Brentfield Way, Penrith.

It is reported that a woman was approached by two men and her handbag was taken.

A 15-year-old from Penrith  was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

A 16-year-old from Penrith was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

They both remain in police custody.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage in the area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact DS 2117 on 101, quoting incident number 156 of 27 January 2020.

Alternatively,  call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.