Woman, 72, victim of ‘heartbreaking robbery’ in York

18 Oct 2016 @ 2.07 pm
| Crime, News

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’.

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.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Force Control Room
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12160189436