89-Year-Old Woman Mugged & Dragged To The Floor By Thug In Preston

An 82-year-old woman has been left shaken but unhurt after she was mugged and dragged to the floor by a thug on a bike.

The woman was pushed and dragged to the floor by a man who approached her while riding a bike on Sukby Driver.

The victim was walking to her car at the time before she was approached by the male who grabbed her handbag which contained cash and bank cards.

Police have said the incident took place around 11am on Thursday, August 29th.

Detective Constable Rachel Scott, of Preston CID, said, “This was a shocking robbery of an elderly lady who was fortunate not to be hurt. This incident has had a serious impact on her independence and she is now scared to leave her own house.

“I would appeal for anyone who recognises this male in the CCTV or anyone with information to come forward. If this is you in the picture then I would ask that you contact police so we can arrange to speak to you.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 401 of August 29th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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