Donations pour in for 89-year-old robbery victim after online appeal launched

Donations pour in for 89-year-old robbery victim after online appeal launched

By Chloe West | 20/11/2020

Donations pour in for 89-year-old robbery victim after online appeal launched

 

FUNDS have been pouring in to help an elderly pensioner who was robbed and injured at a bus stop.

The appeal was launched by kind-hearted Keeley Smith after she heard how the 89-year-old woman was targeted at the bus stop on Roughwood Road, Rockingham, at 1.30pm on Tuesday (November 17) by a thief who stole her handbag, which contained £300.

Keeley (34, pictured), from Kimberworth, started a Go Fund Me page to help support the elderly lady - and has so far raised £1,500.

"I just wanted to do something to help," she said.

"Seeing how much money has been raised is fantastic - I am completely overwhelmed.

"It  just shows how important community spirit really is and this will make such a difference to the lady's life."

A police spokeswoman said the elderly lady was said to have hit her head and broken her arm in the incident and was now recovering at home.

A 31-year-old woman has since been arrested and charged with robbery.

Kirsty Moxon, of Whitegate Walk, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on December 17.

She has been remanded in custody. 

 




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