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 Detectives appeal after an elderly lady was robbed in Perkinsville


Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly lady was robbed near Chester-Le-Street.

The elderly victim was making her back from church when she was approached by a man along Wansbeck Close, Perkinsville yesterday morning (November 7) at around 10am.

The suspect approached the lady from behind and a struggle ensued. The man forcefully grabbed the lady’s handbag and made off on foot.

Officers are now keen to speak to anyone with dashcam footage of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Paul Gooden on 101 quoting reference number 91 of November 7 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.