A "cowardly and wicked" thief dragged a 91-year-old woman to the ground in Manchester and snatched her bag, police said.
The victim was left with bruising across her body following the incident in Whalley Range.
The woman was confronted by the thief in Russell Avenue and dragged to the floor, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
Fearing for her safety, she let go of her bag which contained a small amount of cash and the offender ran off.
He is described as being dark skinned, about 5ft 5in and was dressed all in black.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to bruising across her body, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police in Manchester say they are hunting for a "cowardly and wicked" thief who dragged a 91-year-old woman to the ground and snatched her bag.
The victim was left with bruising across her body following the incident in Whalley Range, Manchester, on Friday afternoon.
The thief is described as having dark skin, about 5ft 5in tall and was dressed all in black. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to bruising across her body, police said.
A man is due in court charged with raping a three year old child, police said today.
Jeremy Oketch, 34, of Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, has been charged with five counts of raping a child and three counts of producing indecent images of a child.
He was held by police on Saturday after officers recovered a hard drive which contained indecent images of a child.
An investigation commenced and a number of other electronic devices were recovered and analysed, Greater Manchester Police said.
He is due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court later today.
Armed robbers targeted a bar in Manchester, early this morning.
Three men stormed into 'The Hillary Step' in Whalley Range at 1.00am, just as staff were leaving for the night.
They threatened staff with metal bars, forcing them to hand over money.
Workers say the gang then fled, driving off in a nearby car.
All three robbers are said to be 6ft tall, wearing balaclavas and dark clothing. All spoke with Liverpudlian accents.
Police are urging those who saw anything suspicious on the streets near the venue to call them.
A man with kidney failure was robbed and beaten on his own doorstep in Whalley Range. The attack took place last Friday whilst the man was returning from hospital after treatment.
It's believed the offenders followed the 51 year old victim him and jumped him from behind.
As he was being attacked, one of the offenders asked for the man’s Kara which is the Punjabi word for bangle. After a brief struggle, one of the offenders ripped a rare and unusual necklace off the victim. The necklace has a real tiger tooth covered in gold and is worth more than £1,500.
Eventually, the two offenders forced their way into the victim’s home which set off the burglar alarm, causing them to flee.