A woman has been arrested after an elderly man had a distinctive ring pulled from his finger near an Oxford pub.

The robbery took place on Saturday, October 17, sometime between 11.15am and 12.15pm on Iffley Road by the Magdalen Arms.

Police said the man, who is in his 80s, was 'forcibly restrained' by a woman who wrapped her arms around him and took the ring from his hand.

He was not injured.

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A 50-year-old woman from Oxford was arrested in connection with the robbery and has been released under investigation.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Archie Coyne, based at Oxford police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who have information about this incident, to please get in touch.

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“The ring stolen is quite distinctive. It’s gold, with a square front and has an ‘S’ engraved on it."

He added: “I would also appeal to any motorists who were in the local area around the time that this happened, to please check any dash-cam footage in case it has captured anything significant.

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“You can submit any footage via our online portal - unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/serip/appeal/dash-camera-footage.

“To make a report please call 101 or visit the Thames Valley Police website to report online quoting reference 43200328889.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain 100 per cent anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”