OAP’s bag is stolen

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A THIEF stole a 78-year-old woman’s handbag after she stopped to help him.

At 10am on yesterday, in the rear lane of Stockton Terrace in Sunderland, the man approached the pensioner and asked her for help, claiming he had broken down.

The woman stopped to assist him and put her handbag down on the ground.The offender then grabbed it and drove off in a grey coloured car.

The man is described as in his 50s with greying hair and wearing navy and grey tracksuit bottoms.