A PENSIONER'S screams alerted passers-by as her handbag containing £5 was snatched in broad daylight.
Police say it was lucky the woman, 91, of Winsford, escaped uninjured from the incident which happened at 4.30pm last Tuesday on Bakers Lane, Winsford.
Det Sgt Dave Snasdell, of Winsford police, said: 'Offenders grabbed the victim's handbag and made off. She was very shaken up and witnesses came to her aid.
'The handbag only contained a £5 note and a couple of coins, and witnesses heard her scream as the bag was snatched.
'With the help of the public we were able to arrest two female suspects outside Winsford Conservative Club on Ways Green within 12 minutes of the offence.'
Insp Ian Gallagher, of Winsford's Neighbour-hood Policing Unit (NPU), said: 'The consequences could have been so much more. With an elderly victim there could have been heart problems or anything - it could have been horrendous but luckily she is fine.' Two women appeared at Chester Crown Court charged with robbery.
Sonia Smyth, a 26-year-old of Saxon Crossway, Winsford, and 33-year-old Julie Bray, of School Road, Meadowbank, did not enter a plea and will appear again on April 24 for a plea and case management hearing.