Bag snatched from 80 year old woman in Gateshead

15 May 2017 15:30 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 79 year old woman had her bag snatched in Gateshead.

The incident took place at around 8pm on Claremont North Avenue on Sunday, 14 May.

The alleged offender approached the victim and on passing her in the street, forced her handbag from her shoulder. The offender was described as a white man, 23-24 years old, 5'8-10" tall with a thin build, short hair and wearing a black jacket. He ran off in the direction of Coatsworth Road.

The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries, having been left shaken by the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 with the reference 1000 140517 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.