Woman, 73, hurt in alleyway robbery
Maxwell Kusi Obodum • Published 9 Jul 2012 09:30
AN elderly woman needed hospital treatment after a heartless youth ambushed her in an alleyway.
The 73-year-old victim suffered a dislocated shoulder when she fell to the ground in Elizabeth Walk, Katesgrove, at 6pm on Saturday after a teenager snatched her bag containing a pension book, travel card, cashpoint and credit cards and a small amount of cash.
The terrified woman was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and later released.
The youth is white, around 14-16 years-old and of average build. He wore dark clothing and ran off towards Kinver Walk.
Witnesses should contact Detective Sergeant Mark Heybourne on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
This article appeared in Reading Chronicle 10 Jul 12