OAP’s bus stop mugging ordeal
Reporter: Richard Hooton
Date online: 02 October 2013
AN elderly woman was knocked down and injured in the face as she tried to stop thieves snatching her handbag.
The 72-year-old woman was waiting for a bus in Abbeyhills Road on Saturday evening when the muggers pounced.
One of them snatched the woman’s black handbag, which contained a mobile phone and some cash. She was knocked to the ground and hit her face on the pavement.
The thief ran off with his two accomplices. The victim’s 74-year-old husband tried to chase them, but was left behind.
The three men, all believed to be Asian, were aged between 15 and 21.
Det Cons Ged Hollywood said: “This was a callous attack on a vulnerable member of our community who was simply minding her own business. The offenders are clearly opportunistic cowards who spotted an elderly woman and thought she would be easy prey.”
If you have information, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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