Man arrested after attacks on elderly women in Ashfield

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of three robberies after elderly women had her handbags stolen in Sutton last week.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 3:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 3:38 pm

The first incident happened in Woods Hill, Sutton on October 10 when an 86-year-old woman was robbed in the street.

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At around 5.20pm on Saturday, October 13, a 78-year-old woman was also robbed in an alleyway between Cowpes Close and Stoneyford Road.

Police were called just after 5pm

The following day (October 14) a 68-year-old woman was pulled to the ground after trying to keep hold of her bags during the incident in Main Road, Jacksdale, at around 4pm.

A police spokesman said: “Enquiries are on-going and officers would like to hear from anyone in the area that may have seen anything to call us on 101, quoting incident number 616 of October 13.”