AN ELDERLY woman was robbed at knifepoint in a car park in the middle of the afternoon.

At 2.40pm on Wednesday, the 72-year-old was in the car park of Tesco at Hoyland when she was approached by a man who threatened her with a knife and stole her handbag.

A member of the public chased him but without success.

DC Malgorzata Malinowska said: “This is an extremely concerning offence and my team and I are working tirelessly to identify the person responsible.

“The woman in question wasn’t physically injured, but the experience has left her incredibly shaken and distressed.”

Witnesses should call 101 quoting incident 510 of Wednesday.