Elderly woman has purse snatched in Corby street by 6ft thief

Northamptonshire Police

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An elderly woman has had her purse snatched by a thief in Corby.

The victim, 83, was walking through the cut-through linking Dovedale Road and Nithsdale Road in the town when a man approached her.

He then lifted the lid to the basket on her walking frame and stole her purse before running off towards Dovedale Road.

The incident took place between 9am and 9.30am on Friday, September 5.

The offender is described as about 6ft, in his late 20s to early 30s, with a medium build. He had light brown hair and was wearing a light blue tracksuit.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.