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Police searching for Seaton Delaval robber who punched 61-year-old and stole her handbag


A 61-year-old woman was punched by a robber who ran off with her handbag in Seaton Delaval .

Police are searching for the culprit as well as a teenage Good Samaritan who chased the offender and retrieved the victim’s bag.

The woman was walking on Hallington Drive at about 6pm on Saturday, December 9, when she was confronted by a man who attacked her and stole her bag.

Officers say she was left with minor injuries but was left shaken.

The offender is described as a white male, 5ft 8in, clean shaven. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and hoodie, and aged between 40-50 years of age.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and extra officers have been patrolling the area but now police have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to get in touch.

View the full article at The Chronicle

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