A cowardly robber targeted an elderly couple as they walked home from a dance at the village hall.
Police say the couple were walking along Stour Avenue, Rainhill, at about 10.30pm on Sunday, August 17, when a robber approached them from behind and snatched a small brown leather bag. Both pensioners - who are aged in their late 70s and early 80 - were knocked to the ground and the man suffered a broken arm. His wife was uninjured.
The offender is described as a man in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 5ft 10ins tall and of slight build. The couple saw the man run onto Weaver Avenue and left towards Prescot.
Anyone with any information, or if anyone has found a small leather bag in the area, is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.