Pensioner robbed of handbag in Kirkgate

Police are appealing for witnesses after an old lady was robbed.

Police are appealing for witnesses after an old lady was robbed.

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POLICE are hunting two “despicable” thieves who stole a handbag from an 84-year-old woman.

The incident happened around 9.30am this morning in the Kirkgate towards the steps at the rear of Linksview House.

The woman was approached from behind by two men, one of whom grabbed her purple Radley handbag, causing her to fall to the ground.

The men then ran up the steps towards Linksview House and were lost to sight.

Both men were described as white, early 20s, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8 in tall. One man was wearing a grey hoodie while the other was wearing a charcoal hoodie.

Detective Sergeant Lynsey Thomson said: “This was a despicable robbery which resulted in the elderly victim falling to the ground. Thankfully she wasn’t injured but her handbag was stolen which contained a number of personal items.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the Kirkgate this morning around 9.30am and who may have seen the two suspects or witnessed this robbery, to get in touch with Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”