Bicycle yob snatched woman's purse in Edinburgh

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a woman had a purse stolen by a man on a bicycle.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 3:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 3:56 pm

The purse was snatched from the woman’s hand by a man, believed to be in his 20s, on Groathill Drive North, Edinburgh around 12.30pm on Tuesday.

Police say the thief cycled off in the direction of Ferry Road.

The suspect is described as male, aged in his early 20’s and wearing a blue anorak with the hood up.

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The woman was shaken but not injured in the incident. The purse contained a three-figure sum of cash, police said.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the theft to please get in touch.

Constable Will Hoppe of Drylaw police station said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Groathill Drive North around 12.30pm on Tuesday 22nd May.

“Thankfully the woman was not injured but this was a frightening and upsetting theft that happened in broad daylight.

“Anyone who has information that can assist us with our inquiries is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1482 of 22nd May.”

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