Hunt for 'scoundrel' who robbed elderly woman

Police have launched an investigation to find a "scoundrel" who robbed an elderly woman.

Saturday, 6th October 2018, 12:57 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 2:03 pm
Leigh Post Office. Pic: Google Street View
Leigh Post Office. Pic: Google Street View

The thief targeted the woman at Leigh Post Office, on Silk Street, on Saturday morning.

A Facebook post by GMP Leigh, Atherton and Hindley said: "The elderly lady who was the victim of the robbery is shaken but unharmed and is speaking with police.

"CCTV being checked for the identification of this scoundrel."

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They urged shoppers to be aware of thieves.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.