Woman pushed over as thief steals her handbag

AN ELDERLY woman was pushed to the ground by a thief who made off with her bag.

The woman had been in Mindrum Way, Seaton Delaval, just before 10.20pm on Wednesday, February 27, when she was knocked over by a man.

The attacker then made off with her bag on a bicycle along Mindrum Way heading to Elsdon Avenue.

He is described as being in his 30s, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone who has any information contact police on 101 ext 61826 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.