An elderly woman was dragged to the floor and had her handbag snatched in Wigan.
At around 5.30pm on Tuesday 5 May 2015, the 82-year-old woman was walking on Lancaster Road , Hindley when she was approached from behind by a man.
He lunged at her, grabbing her bag.
Â There was a struggle and she was dragged to the floor before he took the bag and made off towards Gloucester Crescent.
He is described as being white, in his late teens/early 20s, of medium/athletic build, had short brown hair, was clean shaven, wore dark shorts, vest and trainers.
Detective Constable Danny Ritchie said: â€œThis man has sought out an elderly victim as she has been seen as an easy target.
Â He has also proved how much of a coward he is by approaching his victim from behind and knocking her to the floor.
â€œI would appeal to anyone who may...
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