Man arrested over robbery of vulnerable Peterborough pensioner for just 50p

A man has been arrested following an incident where an elderly lady was robbed of 50p in Peterborough.

Thursday, 20th July 2017, 10:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:37 am
VICTIM: Alfia Barnett

Alfia Barnett, 84, had just arrived home at about 11.45am last Thursday, July 13 and was at her front door in Highbury Street when a man forced his way past her, pushing her out of the way.

He grabbed her handbag and stole 50p before leaving on a bicycle.

Alfia was shocked and shaken and suffered minor injuries.

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Tony Woodward, 34, of Lincoln Road, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Note: In an earlier story, Cambridgeshire Police said a man had been charged and was due to appear in court. They have since released a statement to the contrary.