Pensioner is mugged for bag

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A PENSIONER delivering farm eggs to homes has been left shaken after she was mugged for her handbag.

The 75-year-old was pushing a trolley along Tower Hill Road, Up Holland, when she was pushed from behind by one of two men.

While she was off balance one of them grabbed her bag which had been hanging on the trolley’s handle and then ran off.

The bag contained the OAP’s purse but police have not disclosed its contents.

The victim, who told officers that she is not steady on her feet and uses the trolley for support, was not physically harmed but police say she was very upset by her ordeal. They today appealed for information about the robbery which took place at 12.15pm on Tuesday November 15.

A police spokeswoman said: “This was an opportunist and callous offence committed against an elderly and vulnerable woman.

“An investigation is now under way and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this theft or with any information about the person responsible to contact police on 08451 253545.”

The woman was walking alone when the man ran up behind her and pushed her and she was able to prevent herself from falling by clinging onto the trolley.

She says she only saw her assailant fleetingly but has described him as white, about 6ft tall, of average height, perhaps in his early 30s with short blond hair. He was wearing a dark woollen jumper and grey pants.

Police have since been in the Tower Hill Road area conducting doorstep interviews with residents.

Anyone with details can also ring the freephone Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555111. Those giving information leading to an arrest and conviction can win a reward.