Thugs snatch cash from woman, 71

Wynyard Road cash point
Wynyard Road cash point

POLICE are investigating cash being snatched from a pensioner in Hartlepool.

The 71-year-old woman had been to a cash point near to the shops in Wynyard Road, on the town’s Owton Manor estate, when she was targeted by two young thugs.

They followed her before grabbing the money from her and making off.

Cleveland Police were informed of the shocking incident which is said to have happened at around 6.30pm on Thursday, February 20.

Officers say that no violence was used and they are treating it as theft.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “An elderly lady had been at the cash machine at the shops in Wynyard Road when she was followed by two youths.

“Money was taken from her.”

Anyone who witnessed the crime, or know who is responsible should telephone police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers on (0800) 555111.