OAP left shaken after bag snatch

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A HEARTLESS thief snatched a handbag from a pensioner in broad daylight, police have said.

The 82-year-old was carrying her shopping from Tesco when the man riding a mountain bike, snatched her handbag containing her purse, cash, cards and some of her shopping, from her arm as he rode past.

The theft happened at the corner of Rutland Street and Granby Street at about 11.45am on Tuesday.

The man, who was described as white and in his early 20s, wearing a beige hoody, rode off towards Tesco in Rutland Street after the theft.

The pensioner was left shaken, but was not injured.

Anyone with information about the theft should call Derbyshire police’s new non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 080 555 111.