Robbery between Newstead Avenue and Dunhelm Road in Stockton

Police are appealing for information after a 73-year-old woman was robbed whilst walking with her husband on the footpath between Newstead Avenue and Dunhelm Road in Stockton.

The incident occurred on Saturday 13th January at around 7:30pm when a man approached the couple from behind on a silver pedal cycle and snatched the woman’s handbag.

The handbag contained a leopard print purse which had £40 cash and various cards inside as well as keys, a pair of glasses and a black Motorola mobile phone.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Shaun Jackson on 101, quoting event number 007427, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org