OAP bag snatch plea is renewed
Police probing the attempted robbery of a pensioner in Kinross have returned to the scene of the crime.
The incident involving the 79-year-old woman happened around 3.30pm in Station Road on Saturday, August 19.
A man approached the lady and tried to seize her bag from her, but she bravely saw him off sustaining minor injuries in the frightening incident.
But despite the time of day police have been unable to trace any witnesses to the crime. Officers were back at Station Road as part of the ongoing inquiry and also urged anyone who might have seen the woman or potential perpetrator around the time of the attack to get in touch.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said:“The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Saturday, August 19 at the junction of Station Road with Douglas Crescent.
“She was approached by a man, who pushed her to the ground and attempted to rob her of her handbag. The woman managed to retain her bag but sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.
“Officers are looking to trace a man who may be able to assist police with enquiries. He is described as white, in his late teens/ early 20s.
“He may have been travelling in a small white, three door, Ford Fiesta with five spoke alloy wheels, heading in the direction of the M90 motorway.”
Anyone with information that can help the police can contact Tayside division on 101, or pass information onto the police anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.