Elderly woman tackles raider
Date published: 20 March 2014
A GUTSY 90-year-old woman confronted a thief in her home — but was left on her knees when he shrugged off her tackle and ran off with her handbag.
The woman was at home in Cumberland Drive, Royton, when the raider walked in through an open door.
She told him to leave, but he walked into her bedroom and took the bag, which contained a small amount of cash.
She challenged him again and ordered him to leave.
When he carried on ignoring her and eventually walked out the woman grabbed him round the waist to stop him - but he shrugged her off and she fell.
The intruder is described as white, slim and around five feet tall. He was wearing a dark, hooded top and jeans.
The drama unfolded at about 3.25pm on Monday.
If you were in the area at the time and saw a male matching this description leaving her house or acting suspiciously, call the police on 0161-856 8825 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555 111.
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