Man steals OAP’s handbag

Crime story
Crime story

Police are appealing for information after a man stole an elderly woman’s handbag.

Officers said the 73-year-old victim was walking along Chester Street, Chesterfield, at about 2.40pm on Monday.

As she neared Catherine Street, a man came up behind her and grabbed her handbag from her shoulder.

The offender then ran off towards Sterland Street with the bag.

The man was wearing a cap, a beige jacket and light-coloured jeans. He was of medium build.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.