Crime

Motorcyclist attacks and robs woman

A woman needed hospital treatment after she was attacked and robbed by a man on a motorbike.

The 44-year-old was walking on Woodlands Road in Pembroke when she was approached by the stranger near the junction with Canal Road.

Police said the rider grabbed the woman’s handbag at about 9pm on Thursday.

A spokesman added: “Apparently a struggle ensued and the woman fell to the ground, striking her head.”

He said the rider escaped with the handbag, which contained money and personal belongings.

The woman, from Pembroke, was taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where she was treated and later discharged.

The suspect was described as a man with a dark complexion and about 5ft 10in tall.

He wore a grey helmet with a white T-shirt and rode a black motorcycle.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744.