An 80-year-old woman has spoken out in after she was struck in the back and robbed.
The attack took place as she was walking to a bus stop on Green Street in Coseley in the Black Country.
She is one of eight people between the ages of 70 and 92 to have been attacked from behind and had a purse, bag or wallet stolen, since April.
The woman, who does not want to be identified, said:
I was always so very full of confidence but just at the moment I've lost it.
I still go down the village but I'm very, very weary. It's devastating to be robbed.