Knifeman targets OAP, 90, in Huddersfield subway
Jan 9 2010 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A 90-YEAR-OLD woman was robbed at knifepoint as she walked through a subway.
The woman was in the underpass beneath Castlegate, running from Merton Street in Springwood into the town centre, at about 1.30pm on Thursday.
A man walked up to her and threatened her with a seven-inch blade while demanding property.
He got away with her brown leather handbag, containing cash and other items.
The robber was white, about 45-years-old, 5ft 9ins tall, slim with a slim face and dark eyes, clean shaven and wearing a long black coat and black trousers.
He had a silver knife with a brown handle.
Det Con Russ Conlon, of Kirklees CID, said: “This was a cowardly attack on a vulnerable, elderly woman.”
Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.