Pensioner’s bag snatched in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:42 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 26 April 2013

Man's body found in pond at Chicksands Barracks

Man's body found in pond at Chicksands Barracks


A PENSIONER was pushed to the ground by a robber who snatched her bag.

The 70-year-old woman from Welwyn Garden City was walking down an alleyway near Panshanger Drive on Saturday when she was targeted.

At roughly 3pm a man ran and grabbed her handbag from the direction of Moors Walk.

A struggle ensued that forced the elderly lady to the floor.

The thief then took the bag and ran off in the direction of Panshanger Drive.

He is described as a white male, aged 20-25 years old, around 6ft 1in tall, and of a medium build.

He had short blond hair, was clean shaven and was wearing a light grey tracksuit top, navy blue or black jogging bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Mark Wallis, from the local crime unit in Hatfield, said: “This is a particularly troubling incident as the offender has preyed on an elderly and vulnerable woman.

“Fortunately she has not suffered a serious injury despite having a nasty fall.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident and or who believes that they may know who the man responsible for this incident is.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference B1/13/958.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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