21/03/2017 Redcar and Cleveland

Appeal after Elderly Woman has Handbag Stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 79–year-old woman had her handbag stolen in Guisborough.

The incident happened at around 7.10pm on Sunday 19th March as the victim walked along Venables Road and into the alley that leads to Lime Road and Park Lane.

Whilst in the alley, the woman was approached from behind by a man who stole her small black handbag and its contents.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as wearing a black coloured puffa style jacket and bottoms.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Nicky Moore from Redcar and Cleveland Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.