Elderly woman pushed over in attempted robbery in Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

An elderly woman was pushed to the ground during an attempted robbery in Great Yarmouth.

It happened around 6.15pm on Thursday, November 12, when the 72-year-old victim was approached by a woman as she walked along Tolhouse street near to the entrance of Dorset Close.

The suspect tried to grab the victim's bag before pushing her to the floor.

A passer-by intervened resulting in the suspect running off in the direction of Yarmouth Way without stealing anything.

The female suspect is described as being white, around 5ft 3, of a slim build and wearing dark clothing including a hooded jacket.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone with information should contact Det Con Kevin Maskell at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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