Saturday 21 April 2018

Police release footage of shocking daylight attack of 77-year-old woman

The pensioner dislocated her shoulder as a result of the attack. Photo: Screengrab/Croydon Police
The pensioner dislocated her shoulder as a result of the attack. Photo: Screengrab/Croydon Police
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Police in the UK have released CCTV that captured a 77-year-old woman being robbed by a young man.

The clip shows the shocking moment the pensioner is robbed and pushed to the ground in a Croydon alleyway causing her to dislocate her shoulder.

The incident took place at around 12.20pm on Friday, September 30 last year. The only thing the thug managed to take from the lady was the necklace she was wearing at the time.

Not long after the attack, police found and helped the elderly woman.

The police are now looking for the public's assistance in tracking down the attacker, who they describe as either a white or Asian man aged between 25 to 35.

"This was a cowardly attack on an elderly lady that left her frightened and in enormous pain," said PC Andrew Garland or Croydon Police.

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