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Pensioner hurt in Settle robbery

Pensioner hurt in Settle robbery

Published at 11:17am 22nd February 2016. (Updated at 12:10pm 22nd February 2016)

An elderly woman has been robbed in Settle.

She was walking along Kirkgate when a man knocked her to the ground and stole her handbag.

The woman suffered a hand injury during the incident which happened at around 9.15am today.

The suspect is described as being aged in his 40s, around 5ft 4in to 5ft 5in tall, with dark stubble and was wearing a brown hooded coat or top.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the robbery or can help identify the suspect to contact them.

They're also advising anyone who finds a discarded handbag to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously, quoting reference number NYP-220216-0094.