AN 83-year-old woman is in hospital with a fractured pelvis after being mugged in northern NSW.
Police said the elderly woman was targeted after leaving a supermarket at Ballina on Thursday afternoon.
The 83-year-old was walking along Winton Lane after attending a store on River Street when she was attacked.
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The elderly woman was allegedly bailed up by a man who grabbed handbag from behind and threatened her.
Police said the woman tried to put up a fight but as the man continued to tug on her bag, she fell to the ground.
She suffered a fractured pelvis in the fall and was taken to Ballina Hospital in a stable condition.
The man was last seen running towards Martin Street with the woman’s bag.
He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 170 and 180cm tall and with short blond hair.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.