Elderly woman robbed on way home from church

14:04 13 February 2013

A pensioner was robbed of her bag containing a bible as she returned from church in Wood Green.

Police are appealing for information after the 77-year-old woman was robbed at about 11.45am on Tuesday in Morley Avenue.

The woman had been to church and was walking down Morley Avenue towards the shopping centre with the aid of her walking frame. She passed Salisbury Road when the suspect ran up to her and grabbed her bag, pulling her to the floor, before running off up Salisbury Road with the bag, containing the woman’s bible.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called when a member of the public heard the woman’s calls for help.

She was taken to a London hospital, with back pain, where she remains as a precaution.

The suspect is described as being a black man, about 5ft 10 inches tall, aged 30 to 40 years old, of medium build, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Haringey Police on 020 3276 0104. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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