Bag snatcher targets Burnley woman (72)

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly woman had her handbag snatched by a man as she walked near her home in Burnley.

The incident took place around 7pm on Friday when the 72-year-old victim was walking down Barry Street wearing a jade green coloured coat and carrying a shopping bag.

The lady stopped to look in her bag when a man came up behind her, pushed her against the wall and snatched her bag from her before running off towards Alder Street.


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