Hoodie injures 74- year-old during Belper mugging

A hooded robber caused an elderly woman to suffer cuts and bruises when he stole her bag in Belper.

The attacker, who was riding a skateboard, targeted his 74-year-old victim as she walked along Chesterfield Road.

At around 8.20am on Thursday, May 16, he grabbed the woman’s shopping bag, causing her to fall over and suffer injuries.

The robber then skated off with the bag which contained a mobile phone and glasses.

He is described as around 18-years-old, around 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build and was wearing a dark hooded top, jogging bottoms and shiny trainers.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Amber Valley CID by phoning 101.