A PENSIONER had her handbag and money stolen in a South Tyneside street.
The 67-year-old woman was approached by a man in Madras Street, Simonside, South Shields, last Tuesday, between 11.40pm and 11.46pm.
The thief, described as about 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall, was of a very slim build and wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up.
He grabbed the woman’s handbag, which contained an expensive leopard-print purse and a large quantity of cash, as he went past.
The victim was not injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.