Police are searching for a 'callous' thief who robbed an elderly woman on a mobility scooter in the Black Country.
The 70-year-old was on her way to the supermarket in Wednesbury at around 1:30 pm on Saturday 22 February, when a young woman stopped her asking for change for a pound coin.
As the disabled woman searched in her purse for the change, the robber helped herself to what police describe as a 'substantial' amount of money from her victim's handbag which was resting on the mobility scooter's handlebars.
Sergeant Leighton Shingles said:
Police have described the woman as Asian, in her early twenties with long curly black hair tied back, around five feet tall with a large build. At the time of the robbery she was wearing black trousers and a black top.