82 year-old woman pushed in robbery

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Police have released CCTV footage of a man they’d like to speak to in connection with the robbery of an 82 year-old woman in Birkenshaw last week.

The incident took place on Wednesday September 23 at around 12.50pm on Moor Lane when the pensioner answered the door to an unknown male, who claimed someone had stolen her handbag.

The man then entered the property, snatching a bag containing an amount of cash, before pushing her to the floor and fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, aged between 35 and 40 and around 5”8” tall of medium build.

“He was wearing dark coloured clothing and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Constable Richard Brooke of Kirklees CID said: “I would appeal to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV to come forward. Equally, if anyone was in the area around Moor Lane last Wednesday lunchtime, and may have seen someone matching the description, or if anyone else has had a man knock on the door in similar circumstances in the area, I would also ask that they contact the police.

“Fortunately, the victim was not injured as a result of the incident, but it has clearly been a frightening experience.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC Richard Brooke at Kirklees CID via 101.

The footage, taken from a car moving in the opposite direction, shows the man police want to speak to walking down the street.