POLICE are appealing for a witness to come forward after a 65 year old woman was robbed in December.
The incident happened at around 10am on Devonshire Road, Chorley on Monday 22 December. The woman was attacked after withdrawing her pension at the post office. She was approached by a man who assaulted her and took her hand bag before running off and was later apprehended by police.
The witness saw the incident, chased off the man and helped the victim back to her car and called the police, but left no details. She is believed to have been wearing a blue jacket.
DC Andrew Doran of Skelmersdale CID said: â€œWe are keen to speak to the woman who saw the incident as she may hold vital information about the robbery and we would also like to thank her for her actions that day.â€
A 39 year old man was charged in relation to the incident and remanded in custody.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.