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Man Jailed After Stealing Handbag From Knocked Out Woman

Wednesday 18th June 2014

A man who stole a handbag from a woman lying unconscious in the road has been jailed.

Dorchester Bag snatch

Craig Edwards was jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to the theft at Westminster Magistrates Court.

On Tuesday 10th June, the 25-year-old woman was knocked over by a moped that had been involved in the smash and grab at the Dorchester Hotel.

Edwards grabbed her handbag and ran off as she lay unconscious in the road at Cambridge Circus.

Dorchester Bag snatch

He was arrested after an officer, who had been shown CCTV of the incident, spotted him in the area two days later.

Police continue to appeal for information on the six men who robbed the Dorchester on Tuesday 10 June.