Boy, 17, arrested over robbery of elderly woman in Sheffield

A boy, aged 17, has been arrested and is in police custody this morning over the robbery of an elderly woman in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 11:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 1:59 pm

He was arrested on suspicion of robbery after South Yorkshire Police issued CCTV footage showing an 80-year-old woman being targeted by a robber in a gennel off Little Norton Lane, Meadowhead, at 5.15pm on Wednesday, October 30.

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The robber asked the woman for some money for a taxi and bus fare and when she refused to hand any over and attempted to walk away he grabbed her handbag and she was knocked to the ground

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An elderly woman ended up on the ground after a robbery in which her handbag was stolen in Sheffield

Anyone with any information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 14/164727/19 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.