Cops probe report of Hasland street robbery

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Police are investigating reports that a street robber snatched a handbag from a woman on a mobility scooter.

A man allegedly got out of a van on Eastwood Park Drive, at Hasland, Chesterfield, about 1.30pm, today, Monday, July 14, and targeted the woman.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said reports came in involving a victim on a mobility scooter and a man who had got out of a van near the village hall and grabbed her handbag.

Police said there was a driver waiting for the alleged offender in the van.

The accused street robber was described as being aged about 20 and was wearing dark-coloured clothing.

Police said that the vehicle was described as a white transit-style van with writing on the side.