A woman suffered a fractured arm during a handbag robbery near the Weston Favell Centre.

The 57-year-old victim was attacked walking along Billing Brook Road (near to Tonmead Road and Penistone Road) in the direction of the Weston Favell Centre at 2.30pm on Friday, September 21.

A police spokesman said: “A man ran up behind the victim and grabbed her handbag. The victim fell over as a result of the bag being taken and suffered a fractured arm. The offender ran off along Billing Brook Road in the opposite direction.”

The offender was a black man, aged 21 to 23, 5ft 6ins, with short black hair. He was wearing a zipped black waist-length jacket with and light-coloured trousers.

Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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