Elderly woman mugged in Eastbourne


Police are searching for a man who snatched a bag from an elderly woman in an Eastbourne street.

At 3.40pm on Monday (December 1) the 88-year old local woman was walking along Dalton Road in the Meads Village area of Eastbourne, when a man wheeling a cycle brushed past her, knocking her to one side.

She then realised that he had taken her bag which had been on her arm. It contained a small quantity of cash and some cards.

The man is described as white, with brown hair, and he was wearing light coloured jeans and a dark top.

The victim was very shaken by the incident and sustained a slight bruise to her arm when it hit a wall as she was knocked aside, although she did not require medical treatment.

Detective Sergeant Ross Bartlett said; “This was a very distressing experience for the victim and we would like to hear from anyone who was in the Meads area on Monday afternoon and who saw what happened, or who saw this man in the area. If you can help please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call us on 101 quoting serial 818 of 1/12. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”