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Elderly woman mugged in Nelson

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Published by at 8:11am 1st December 2014

Elderly lady suffers street robbery in Nelson
 
At approximately 7.30/8pm on Friday 28th November 2014, a 69 year old elderly lady was walking along Leeds Road, Nelson near to the Prince of Wales Pub when she was approached from behind and pushed to the floor. 

The offender then stole her handbag and ran off across Leeds Road towards the river and the old Tesco building.  The lady was very shaken by the incident and sustained bruising to her face and knee and an injury to her hand.  The offender is described as an Asian or mixed race male, of slim build and wearing a black hooded top.
 
It's thought it may be linked to another crime which occurred at 11.30am on Monday 17th November 2014 at Nelson bus station.  During this incident the offender wrestled a purse from the grip of an 85 year old lady.
 
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information about the robbery to get in touch.  They want to speak to a couple who may have witnessed the incident, together with a lady who helped the victim. 

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