Appeal to trace Leeds robbers behind crimes that left two women injured

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Police are hunting the culprits of two south Leeds street robberies after a pensioner was left with a fractured skull.

In one incident a 67-year-old woman was walking in Moor Flatts Road, Middleton, when she was hit on the back of the head on January 7 at around 4.20pm.

She fell and the suspect took her bag, which contained an e-reader, phone, a purse and keys. She sustained a fractured skull.

The robber was described as slim, around 5ft 11ins tall, young and wearing dark clothing with his hood up.

The robbery is being linked to an incident in Lingwell Avenue, Middleton, in which a 49-year-old woman was walking in the street when she was pushed to the floor from behind on January 22 at around 5.20pm.

She was left with a sprained wrist and grazing to one knee.

The suspect grabbed her bag, which contained a purse, cash, keys and a Sony Ericsson phone, and ran on to Town Street towards the cemetery.

He is described as slim and gangly, aged around 18 and 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a dark hooded top and dark bottoms.

Call Holbeck Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 with information.

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