North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information after a suspect stole a woman's walking stick in Scarborough town centre.
The incident happened on Valley Bridge Road, outside Sports Direct, at the top of Westborough in Scarborough, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Friday 17 September 2021.
The victim, a woman in her 80s, was walking with the aid of a stick, when the female suspect approached and forcefully snatched the stick from her. The suspect then ran off with the victim’s walking stick, along Westborough.
It is believed that the suspect then attempted to snatch a walking stick from another member of the public.
Scarborough Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding these incidents. If you witnessed anything, or were targeted in the same way, you are asked to contact officers on 101.
The suspect is described as a white woman, aged in her mid-20s, of slim build and around 5ft 2 or 3ins tall. She had short, black hair and was wearing a black, long-sleeved t-shirt, black trousers, and black shoes.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Harvey Ross 366. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12210204375.