Elderly woman robbed in Deal High Street
Kent Police is investigating after a woman was robbed of her purse in Deal.
It was reported that the victim, in her 80s, was walking along the High Street on Saturday 20 May after withdrawing cash from a bank.
She turned into Queen Street just before 5pm and was walking past a supermarket when she was grabbed from behind and her purse was taken.
Detective Inspector Dave Cox said: ‘The suspect was described as a white boy, aged around 16 or 17 and wearing a black tracksuit. He was chased by members of the public in the direction of Blenheim Road, before they lost sight of him.
‘Whilst we carry out our enquiries and review CCTV opportunities we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has further information and has not yet been in touch.’
Witnesses and anyone with information can call 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/027136/18.