Thief pushed 82-year-old woman to floor

Thief pushed 82-year-old woman to floor

DETECTIVES have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Birkenshaw.

The incident took place on Wednesday September 23 at around 12.50pm on Moor Lane, when an 82-year-old woman answered the door to an unknown male, who claimed someone had stolen her handbag.

The man then entered the property, snatching a bag containing an amount of cash, before pushing her to the floor and making off.

The suspect is described as a white male, aged 35-40 years, around 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, wearing dark-coloured clothing. The suspect spoke with a local accent.

Det Con Richard Brooke, of Kirklees CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV to come forward.

“Equally, if anyone was in the area around Moor Lane last Wednesday lunchtime, and may have seen someone matching the description, or if anyone else has had a man knock on the door in similar circumstances in the area, I would also ask that they contact the police.

“Fortunately, the victim was not injured as a result of the incident, but it has clearly been a frightening experience. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Richard Brooke at Kirklees CID via 101.

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