Detectives in Kettering CID have released CCTV footage of an incident in which an elderly woman was robbed of her handbag in St Theresa’s Close, Kettering, in a bid to track down the offender.
The incident happened on Sunday, September 8, between 3.20pm and 3.50pm, when the woman, whilst walking along St Theresa’s Close, was assaulted by a man as he stole her handbag.
As a result of the attack, the 79-year-old woman suffered a broken arm.
DC Bates, who is leading the investigation, said: “Many people will be shocked by the CCTV footage we have released today and rightly so.
“This lady, like everyone else, should be able to go about her business and feel safe. Her attacker has taken that feeling of safety away from her and it is imperative that he is identified and brought to justice.
“If anyone recognises the man in the CCTV footage, please call us on 101, or please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you wish to report your information anonymously.”
Two 31-year-old men have been arrested in connection with this offence and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Incident number: 19000479253
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