Have-a-go pensioner hits back after robbery in Clydach Road in Morriston
A PENSIONER really did give a bag-snatcher some stick when he attacked her in Swansea.
The 65-year-old woman was approached from behind as she walked along Clydach Road in Morriston.
After a struggle the thug managed to rip the bag from her grasp before running off to a nearby vehicle and getting into the driver's side.
But the woman then tried to stop him from driving off by smashing her walking stick against the window and wing mirror.
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Police say the vehicle made off towards the Ynysforgan roundabout.
It happened at around 2.05pm on Sunday and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Carl Morris of Neath CID said: "This elderly lady was left unhurt but extremely shaken following the incident.
"This attack has happened in broad daylight on a very busy road, and at a time when there could very well have been a large number of vehicles in the vicinity.
"The actions of this lady, in which she smashed the vehicle with her walking stick to try and stop it driving away, were very courageous."
The suspect is a white man, aged around 30 and of medium build. He was wearing an off-white or cream coloured top.
He was driving a white hatchback, which may have damage to the driver's side door or wing mirror following the incident.
Sergeant Morris added: "I am appealing top anyone who witnessed the incident or has any relevant information to come forward."
Anyone with information should contact 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting occurrence number 62130073259