OAP bag snatch plea is re­newed

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Clark

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.

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