AN elderly man chased two raiders who snatched his wife’s handbag outside a Blackpool hotel.
The couple were walking close to the Sheraton Hotel on Queens Promenade, North Shore at 3.25pm yesterday when the woman was attacked.
The man chased the pair but they managed to get away with the bag, which contained cash.
The woman was shaken but uninjured and was cared for by hotel staff until police arrived.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said a 19-year-old man and 23-year-old man, both from Blackpool, were arrested a short time later on suspicion of robbery.
Police were today checking CCTV footage of the incident.