Woman left shaken after attempted handbag snatch in Sighthill

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh.

Monday, 30th January 2017, 4:07 pm
Updated Monday, 30th January 2017, 5:15 pm

At around 6.40am this morning, a woman was walking along the service road off Calder Road, next to Edinburgh Audi and the advertising display, when she was approached by a woman who assaulted her and demanded her handbag.

There was a struggle and the offender left empty handed away towards the city.

Detective Constable Ross Nicol of Corstorphine CID said: “The woman was shaken by her ordeal but fortunately was unhurt. I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the female suspect before or after the attempted robbery and may have any information which could assist our inquiry.”

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The suspect is described as in her early 30s, around 5 foot 4 inches tall, with very long blonde hair and a thin face, and spoke with a local accent. She was wearing a black jacket and white jeans or leggings.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.