01/06/2016 Stockton

80-Year-Old Woman Robbed on Yarm Road in Eaglescliffe

Police are appealing for information after an 80-year-old woman was robbed on Saturday 28th May at around 4:40pm on Yarm Road in Eaglescliffe.

The incident occurred as the victim sat in the bus stop near to the Sunnyside Hotel when a man approached her, asked her for the time and then snatched her handbag and made off towards Yarm on a pedal cycle.

The handbag contained cash and the victim’s bank card.

It is believed the suspect is aged in his 30s, of average build and medium height with stubble and short, dark hair. He was wearing smart, dark clothing.

The victim was left shaken following the incident but was uninjured.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or regarding the incident is asked to contact DC Darren Edgar on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.