30 May 2020

Appeal for witnesses after 82yo woman injured in street robbery

4:41 pm on 30 May 2020

An 82-year-old woman has been robbed on a central city street in Palmerston North today.

The police say she was walking along Carroll St towards the CBD just after midday when two youths with a bicycle - both wearing hooded sweatshirts, one black and the other red - grabbed her handbag, causing her to fall.

She was taken to Palmerston North Hospital with moderate injuries.

Police are appealing for information and ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen the youths call them on 105.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.