Skegness

Elderly woman injured by handbag thief

An elderly woman suffered a wrist injury after a man allegedly grabbed her handbag during a robbery in Skegness over the weekend.

The woman in her 70s was walking along the back of the Xsite Skate Park on North Parade in Skegness, on the beach walk cut through, at around 1.15pm on Sunday, November 10.

She then encountered a man in his early 20s, who offered for her to go down the path ahead of him. He then pulled her back and grabbed her handbag, which caused her to fall and injure her wrist.

The man is described as white, five foot 10 inches tall, skinny build and wearing jeans/dark joggers, with a blue thin lined tracksuit type top and a blue cap.

The handbag is described as khaki olive and large enough to fit a water bottle in. It contained the woman’s Samsung mobile S4, a purse, a brush and a compact mirror, along with her dog walking hat and gloves.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information and anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a man matching the above description.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting reference number 201 of November 10.

It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

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