Woman, 78, knocked over by teen in bag snatch bid

Police are keen to find the teenager
Police are keen to find the teenager
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A PENSIONER was knocked over in the street when a teenager tried to grab her handbag.

The 78-year-old woman managed to hold onto her bag during the struggle in Windsor Drive, Penicuik, at around 1.15pm on Tuesday.

Police said the assailant then made off empty-handed towards Edinburgh Road.

He is described as slim-built, white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 4in tall with fair hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top with blue lining and grey trousers or jogging bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Dave Reilly, of Police Scotland, said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who has information that can help us find this teenager. The woman was understandably distressed as a result of this callous act.”