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CCTV shows a robber pushing an 85-year-old woman to the ground in Spain


A terrible moment when a robber knocked an 85-year-old Spanish woman with his elbow after she bravely tried to stop him from stealing her money

  • An elderly woman was hit in the face by a 34-year-old Romanian in Valencia
  • He followed her into the apartment block and tried to steal 40 euros from her purse
  • Woman was found bleeding from her head and taken to hospital on Tuesday

A thief violently knocked a Spaniard to the ground with his elbow after she valiantly tried to prevent him from stealing her purse.

The CCTV video shows the 85-year-old woman entering a residential building in Valencia, followed by a Romanian man on Tuesday around 2 p.m.

The clip then shows the robber trying to steal money from her pocket, which the pensioner is holding on to determinedly and trying to get out of his grip.

But instead of letting go, the 34-year-old man pushes the older woman against the wall before brutally poking her in the face.

Shocking CCTV footage (pictured) shows the 85-year-old woman entering a residential building in Valencia, followed by a Romanian man around 2pm on Tuesday

She falls to the floor and the man walks out quickly with her handbag.

The woman was later found bleeding from her head in the foyer and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Her stolen wallet contained 40 euros, credit cards and the woman's ID, the police said.

The clip then shows the robber trying to steal money from her pocket, which the pensioner is holding on to determinedly and trying to get out of his grip

The clip then shows the robber trying to steal money from her pocket, which the pensioner is holding on to determinedly and trying to get out of his grip

The 34-year-old man pushes the older woman against the wall before brutally poking her in the face

The 34-year-old man pushes the older woman against the wall before brutally poking her in the face

The officers searched the area around the apartment block in the city center and at around 11 p.m. a patrol car spotted a man who matched the description of the woman in San Agustin on Valencia Square.

He was arrested for violent robbery.

It was found that the 34-year-old man from Romania had a criminal record.

His victim is being treated in hospital today but is not in serious condition, El Espanol reported.

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