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Police hunt man who robbed 87-year-old woman in Sheffield

Officers in South Yorkshire are appealing for help after an 87-year-old woman was robbed in the Gleadless area of Sheffield.

The incident happened on Jaunty Avenue on Wednesday 6 March Credit: Press Association

At around 4.40pm on Wednesday 6 March, the woman was walking along Jaunty Avenue, after leaving the co-op store.

She was reportedly approached from behind by a man who pushed her into the bushes before stealing her shopping bag.

The man, described as white, in his mid-20s and about 5ft 8 – 5ft 9ins tall, then ran back along Jaunty Avenue heading towards Lister Avenue.

He is described as being slim, clean shaven and wearing a navy blue duffle/parka coat with toggle fasteners on the front.