Police hunt for robber who targeted Sheffield woman in city street

A woman, aged 87, was robbed by a man who pushed her into some bushes and grabbed her shopping bag as she left a local store.

The 87-year-old was targeted on Jaunty Avenue, Basegreen, at around 4.40pm on Wednesday, March 6 but details have only been released by South Yorkshire Police today.

COLLISION: Motorist fighting for life in Sheffield hospital after crash involving car and busShe was approached from behind by a man who pushed her into some bushes and grabbed her bag shortly after she had left the Co-op on nearby Jaunty Way.

A woman was robbed shortly after she left the Co-op in Basegreen

The robber was white, in his mid-20s and about 5ft 8ins tall.

POLICE: Sheffield shop held up by robbers with gun and knife in at least fifth raid in 18 monthsHe was slim, clean shaven and wore a navy blue duffle or parka coat with toggle fasteners on the front. Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 598 of March 6.Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.