A woman has been jailed after attacking and trying to rob an 89-year-old woman, as she walked along London Road, Brighton.
Lewes Crown Court heard that the victim was passing the Co-op supermarket when she was approached by Tasker, who had previously been sitting on the floor against a bus stop, covered by a blanket.
As Tasker went to grab her bag, the victim was knocked to the ground.
Tasker then left her lying on the pavement bruised and shaken and walked off empty handed.
Clare Tasker, 38, of no fixed address, was charged with assault with intent to rob and admitted the offence.
She was sentenced to two years in prison.