An elderly woman has had her purse snatched from her hands by a heartless thief whilst shopping in West Tamworth.
The appalling incident occurred just after 12.45pm yesterday, when the 85-year-old woman walked towards the rear of a shopping village in Robert Street.
Police say a man, believed to be about 25-years-old, was riding a green mountain bike as he rode towards the woman and snatched her purse before riding away.
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The thief was wearing a white bike helmet with a black cap, a black jumper with black and cream coloured shorts, and Adidas ‘flip flops’.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Luckily, the elderly woman was not hurt during the incident.