Pensioner robbed by man in Northampton street

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A 77-year-old woman had £122 stolen from her purse after she was robbed by a man in the Semilong area of Northampton.

The woman had just returned to her home in Gordon Street after picking up her pension sometime between 9.10am and 9.40am on Tuesday when she was pushed over by a man as she opened the front door.

The attacker pulled at her handbag, which was over her shoulder, and then opened it and took the woman’s purse.

He then pushed her again and ran away in the direction of St Andrew’s Road.

The purse was later found in nearby Salisbury Street, but with £122 missing.

The man was slim, about 5ft 6in and was wearing a dark coloured woolly hat. He spoke with a foreign accent and was dark skinned.

The woman was not injured during the robbery.

Anyone with any information about the robbery can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.