Pensioner hurt in handbag snatch

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Pensioner hurt in handbag snatch

Police in Corby are appealing for the public’s help after a 75-year-old woman was robbed while waiting at the bus stop on Gainsborough Road, near York Road, last Thursday morning.

The incident took place at about 11.15am on Thursday, 12 November, when a young woman approached the victim, grabbed her handbag and ran off into the Lincoln Estate.

The victim fell to the ground as a result of her bag being snatched, sustaining minor injuries.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them. They would particularly like to speak to anyone who may have been on a bus which stopped at the bus stop while the incident was taking place.

The offender was a white woman, in her 20s, about 5ft11 and of medium build. She was wearing a dark hooded top and dark bottoms.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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