Elderly woman 'dragged to floor' in Normanton robbery before suspect gets on train to Leeds

Police have released a photo of a woman they want to talk to after an 88-year-old woman was 'dragged to the floor' in a robbery in Normanton before the suspect made off on a train to Leeds.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident (photo: West Yorkshire Police)
Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident (photo: West Yorkshire Police)

It happened at 3.20pm in Thompson Street in Normanton on Wednesday, December 9 2020.

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The victim was in a car park when an unknown woman came up to her and grabbed her handbag.

The 88-year-old kept hold of her handbag but was dragged to the floor.

The suspect made off on foot empty handed and boarded a train at Normanton that was heading to Leeds.

Police investigating the robbery have released a photo of a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference 13200618593.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police investigating a robbery in which an 88-year-old woman was dragged to the floor have released a photo of a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

"The incident happened at 320pm on Thompson Street on Wednesday 9 December last year.

"The victim was in a car park when an unknown woman came up to her and grabbed her handbag.

"She kept hold of her bag but was dragged to the floor before the suspect made off on foot empty handed.

"She boarded a train at Normanton that was destined for Leeds.

"Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference 13200618593 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us."