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30 June 2017, 10:54 | Updated: 30 June 2017, 11:05
Police are looking for a man who callously robbed the 92-year-old victim.
On Tuesday, 27 June, the victim was walking north on Hoxton Street in Hackney at approximately 14:40hrs.
As she entered the grounds of the medical centre she was attacked from behind. The man made several attempts to grab her bag; he used such force that she was pulled to the ground.
The suspect then ran back into to the alleyway in he had come from, and turned right heading north on Hoxton Street.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, from Hackney CID, who is leading the investigation, said: "I cannot comprehend how anyone could target a frail lady in her 90s using this amount of violence, it is truly horrific.”
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact Hackney CID via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC under Operation Name 'Brunton'.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No arrests have yet been made.