Police are hunting a cycling robber who snatched a purse from a 72-year-old woman in York.
The victim was walking to the shops along Garth Terrace, Clifton, shortly before 11am on Tuesday (October 18) when the man on the bike snatched the purse from her grasp.
She was not injured during the incident, but was very shaken and distressed by what police described as a ‘heartbreaking robbery’.
Heartbreaking Robbery in #Clifton this morning. A 72 yr old female victim had her purse forced from her grasp as she walked to the shops 1/2
— NYP York North (@snayorknorth) October 18, 2016
Police have issued this description of the robber.
Have you seen him?
The suspect is…
|of stocky build|
|and aged in his late teens or early twenties.|
He was wearing
|a dark coloured tracksuit|
|with the hood up|
|and was carrying an orange bag.|
Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries in the area including house-to-house enquiries and examination of CCTV.
Enquiries remain ongoing.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.