March 3, 2011 10.33 am This story is over 151 months old

Elderly woman robbed and injured

Vicious attack: A second woman has been lefts with a broken ankle after she was robbed of her bag.

Lincolnshire Police are urgently appealing for information after an elderly woman was robbed and left with a broken ankle.

The incident on March 1 happened on Monks Road at around 7pm, at the St Hugh’s Street junction.

The 74-year-old woman was approached from behind, pushed over and her bag stolen. It contained cash.

The man was on a bicycle and wore a dark jacket, heading towards Winn Street.

Police say that the elderly woman is shaken by her ordeal and although she is recovering, the incident will  affect her mobility.

This is the second case of an elderly woman being robbed recently.

An 82-year-old woman was pushed, knocked into a hedge and robbed of her handbag at about 9.50am on February 25.

Police say she was walking along a passageway on Lenton Green, off Nettleham Road, Lincoln, which leads towards a playing field near Waitrose.

She was pushed and knocked into the hedge and someone then grabbed her handbag. It was black with a zip and contained bank cards and cash.

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300.

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Google Streetview