Man stole teenage girl's shoes off her feet in 'suspicious incident' at bus stop

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A teenage girl was sitting at a bus stop on Pirton Lane, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, when she reportedly had her shoes stolen by a man. (Google Maps)
A teenage girl was sitting at a bus stop on Pirton Lane, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, when she reportedly had her shoes stolen by a man. (Google Maps)

Police have launched an appeal for information after a teenage girl had her shoes stolen by a man in what they are calling a 'suspicious incident'.

The 17-year-old girl was sitting at a bus stop when the man approached her, then grabbed her leg and pulled off her shoes, before running off. 

It happened at around 5.20pm on Pirton Lane, Churchdown in Gloucestershire.

Police have now launched an appeal to find the man, who is described as being in his 30s, of a chubby build, 5ft 10ins tall and wearing a hoodie with blue joggers.

Windsor, England - June 1, 2019: the early morning light casts low shadows on this bus stop marking in the street.
The man approached the 17-year-old and then forcibly took her shoes from her and ran away. (Stock image: Getty)

Gloucestershire Police said its Neighbourhood Policing Team has been in contact with the girl's school to reassure other pupils and extra patrols have also been put in place.

The force said: "It was reported that a teenage girl had her shoes stolen by an unknown man whilst sat at a bus stop on Monday, 15 November.

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"The 17-year-old girl stated that she was at the bus stop on Pirton Lane at around 5.20pm when she was approached by the man before he used force to grab her leg and pull off her shoes.

"He then ran away in the direction of Chosen Drive."

Gloucestershire Police said its investigating officers are working to identify the man and are asking for anyone with any information, or dashcam or CCTV footage to contact them. 

Information can be submitted online, by calling police on 101 via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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