20 Sep 2009

Elderly woman robbed outside supermarket

7:27 am on 20 September 2009

An elderly Christchurch woman has been robbed while packing her groceries in a supermarket car park.

The incident took place shortly before 1pm on Friday at the Countdown supermarket in Beckenham.

Police say the woman, aged 90, grabbed the offender in an attempt to stop him, but fell to the ground as he rode off on a push-bike.

The offender is described as a caucasian man of slim to medium build, aged 30 - 40 years. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket and smelt of alcohol.