Woman robbed in Kirriemuir

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was robbed in Kirriemuir.

The 79-year-old woman had her handbag stolen after being approached from behind while walking alone on Reform Street at around 5.45 pm yesterday (Wednesday).

The male responsible is believed to be in his twenties or thirties. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a white stripe with the hood up, a scarf covering his face and blue tracksuit bottoms.

Following the theft he ran off into Ogilvy’s Close

The woman was uninjured but badly shaken.

Anyone who can identify the male responsible, or anyone who has information which may assist officers with their enquiries, should get in touch with Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222.