Police hunt thug caught on CCTV snatching a handbag from an elderly woman in the street

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

This is the shocking moment a thug was caught on CCTV grabbing an elderly woman’s handbag and dragging her down the street in broad daylight.

The footage shows the 79-year-old victim being pounced on as she walked on the path down the residential street before she was pulled down to the ground.

The victim suffered a broken arm in the attack, which happened as she made her way along St Theresa’s Close in Kettering, Northants., between 3.20pm and 3.50pm on Sunday.

The thug was caught brazenly snatching the handbag from the pensioner in the middle of the street (SWNS)
The 79-year-old victim was pounced on before being dragged down the street (SWNS)

Commenting on the attack, Detective Constable Paul Bates said: “Many people will be shocked by the CCTV footage we have released today and rightly so.

“This lady, like everyone else, should be able to go about her business and feel safe.

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“Her attacker has taken that feeling of safety away from her and it is imperative that he is identified and brought to justice.”

Two 31-year-old men have been arrested in connection with the offence and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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