Appeal after woman in 70s is victim of daylight robbery in Stonehaven
Police have launched an appeal for information after a Kincardineshire pensioner was robbed in broad daylight at the weekend.
The woman in her 70s was targeted in Stonehaven’s Market Square area, near the Royal Bank of Scotland, around 3.25pm on Sunday.
A small sum of cash and personal items were stolen.
Detective Sergeant John Lumsden said: “The woman involved was not seriously injured but has understandably been left extremely shaken by this despicable and cowardly act, which is rare in this area.
“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious to contact us.
“In particular we would like to trace a man who was in the area at the time as he may be able to assist us with our inquiries.
“He is described as being around five feet eight or nine inches in height, with dark hair and dark facial stubble. He was wearing a dark jacket and navy jeans.
“Anyone who recognises the description or has any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 using reference number CF0183750718.
“Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111,” added Mr Lumsden.