Pensioners pushed to the floor in separate attacks

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TWO OAPs were robbed of their pensions by thugs who pushed them over and stole their cash, police have revealed.

In the latest incident, a 75-year-old woman was walking home from her local post office in Loxley when two girls sneaked up behind her and pushed her into a hedge.

The teenage robbers grabbed £70 the pensioner was holding and ran off.

Police said the pensioner escaped unharmed, but the incident could leave others fearful for their safety.

Temporary Detective Inspector Mark Cockayne, who is overseeing the hunt for the robbers, said: “These are the types of incidents which prevent some older people from leaving their homes, which is unacceptable.

“We want to catch the person or persons responsible and urge those with information to come forward.”

The robbers struck on Studfield Hill, Loxley,between 5pm and 5.30pm on Monday, September 24.

The week before, on Tuesday, September 18, at about 2.30pm, an 82-year-old woman was pushed over and had her pension stolen as she walked along Blackstock Road, Gleadless Valley,

South Yorkshire Police said the two incidents are not being linked.

Anyone witneses or anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call police on 101.