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Woman hurt as bag was snatched

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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AN elderly woman suffered a suspected broken finger when she had her handbag snatched as she was on her way to church.

Police say the 68-year-old victim was walking along Westernmoor Road in Neath at around 10.30am on Sunday when a woman grabbed the bag.

She ran off towards Wellfield Avenue, past Gnoll School.

Although the bag was later recovered, a red leather purse containing cash and credit cards was missing.

A police spokesman said: "The victim suffered a suspected broken finger and was left very shaken."

The female suspect was white, around 5ft 5in, of slim build and with a long face.

She had shoulder-length brown or blonde hair and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone who can help is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 20 2012, 10:42AM

    Poor woman it must have been quite upsetting for her, and some still believe in God when things like this happen!

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  • geoboy01  |  November 20 2012, 10:19AM

    another scum druggy no doubt!

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