Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Prestwood
The incident took place on Monday (4/9) at about 9.05pm in the High Street between the Methodist Church and the Co-Op.
The victim, an 83-year-old woman, was walking along the High Street when she was approached by a man who attempted to grab her handbag and take it from her.
She managed to hold onto the handbag but fell to the ground, sustaining cuts and bruises. The offender then ran away.
He was wearing dark clothing and had his hood up.
The victim was taken to hospital following the incident, but has since been discharged.
Investigating officer PC Kayleigh Dean, based at Amersham police station, said: “This incident has resulted in an elderly woman falling to the ground and sustaining injuries which required her to go to hospital.
“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information relating to it.
“If you have any details which you think could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.”
If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170263025’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.