The two were both taken to hospital for treatment
An elderly couple have been injured, following an aggravated burglary in North Devon overnight [20 November].
It happened at around 3am on Fordlands Crescent in Bideford.
DC Stryka Blackwell said: “An unknown man was discovered inside a property by the occupant in the early hours of the morning.
“The man assaulted the occupants, who are an elderly couple, before fleeing with a ladies handbag. The couple were both taken to hospital for treatment.
“The offender has been described as male and was wearing a grey hooded jumper. He was of a slight build and of a short stature. We are asking anyone with information to come forward.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police quoting the crime reference number CR/104632/19.