Pensioner robbed by man with knife in Sheffield

Greenland View, Greenland
Greenland View, Greenland
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Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was robbed in Sheffield.

A man, who was in carrying a knife, threatened a 74-year-old woman near a flats complex in Greenland View, Greenland, at about 2.55pm on Monday, November 16.

The man followed the pensioner towards the flats and then demanded money from her.

No-one was injured in the incident and the man ran away after the woman handed over a small amount of cash.

The man is described as white, in his late 30s, clean shaven and was wearing a light coloured grey parka jacket with the hood up to hide his face.

Officers are reassuring residents that they are treating the incident as a priority and are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, uoting incident number 689 of Monday, November 16 2015. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.