Woman has handbag stolen and is dragged to the floor during robbery in Oldham

Date published: 12 December 2019

A woman has been left with bruising to her arms and legs after being dragged to the floor during a robbery in Oldham.

The 65-year-old woman was robbed on Forest Street in Hathershaw at around 7.15pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

A man approached the woman from behind and grabbed her handbag-dragging to the floor causing bruising to her arms and legs.

he man made off on foot with the victim’s handbag which contained her mobile phone, keys, debit cards and cash.

The offender is described as a man around 5ft 2 inches tall, of a slim build.

He is around 18 years old and at the time of the incident he was wearing a dark zipped up hoodie and dark coloured jeans.

Police Constable Toby Miskiewicz, of GMPs Oldham division, said, “This criminal behaviour subjected an innocent member of the public to a frightening ordeal which is completely unacceptable. 

 “I am keen to speak to anyone who was around the Forest Street area at the time of the incident and may have heard or seen anything unusual or suspicious.”

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