Woman assaulted while leaving car in driveway in Mountcastle

Police are appealing for information.
Police are appealing for information.
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A WOMAN was assaulted and robbed while leaving a car in the Capital.

She was dragged to the ground, receiving minor injuries, and a red canvas bag was stolen. Detectives believe the crime could be linked to an attempted break-in at a nearby property.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, around 5ft 8in and of medium build. He was wearing a grey hooded top with grey bottoms, and was last seen heading towards Hamilton Drive.

Officers want to trace another man seen in the area. He is described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 8in, of medium build and wearing all-black clothing.

Detective Constable Stevie Herd said: “We believe that an attempt may have been made to break into a nearby home shortly beforehand and are currently treating this as linked to the robbery.” Those with information should call 101.