85 Year Old has wrist broken during robbery

Robbery on 85-year-old Woman, Stockton
Police are appealing for information after a robbery of an 85-year-old woman which left her with a suspected broken wrist.

The lady got off a bus near to The Avenue off Bishopton Road West in Stockton on Wednesday 18th December at around 3pm.

The victim was approached from behind and was pushed to the floor by a male. Her handbag was stolen from her, containing cash and other personal belongings.

The handbag is described as a brown leather material.

Following the incident the woman had to be taken to hospital and she was treated for a suspected broken wrist and later released from hospital.

The suspect made off along Bishopton Road West and into the nearby estate. He is described as of stocky build and wearing dark clothing.

Detective Sergeant Kenny Clark said: “This was a despicable and cowardly robbery on an elderly lady.

Police would appeal for any one with information on the identity of the suspect or any witnesses to come forward and speak to them or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Kenny Clark on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.