Police investigating the robbery of an 81-year-old woman in St James are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.
At around 10pm on Sunday, May 5, the woman was walking along Melbourne Road when she was approached by an unknown man who grabbed her bag and tried to pull it from her arm, saying he needed it.
In the ensuing struggle the man then pushed the woman’s wheeled walking frame, causing her to fall. The man then took her handbag and ran off towards Barclays bank on Weedon Road.
The woman was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm.
The suspect is described as a white man, around 6ft and of average build. He was aged between 20-30 and wore a black jacket.
Anyone with information or who saw the robbery is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Incident number: 19000229321
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