Pregnant woman attacked and robbed in Perth

Police are calling on any witnesses to contact them. Picture: TSPL

Police are calling on any witnesses to contact them. Picture: TSPL

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DETECTIVES in Perth are hunting a man after a 22-year-old pregnant woman was assaulted and robbed in the city.

The young woman was attacked and her handbag stolen as she was walking in Victoria Street, Perth, at about 10pm last night.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said she had been approached from behind by a man who pushed her before grabbing her handbag and making off.

He said: “The pregnant woman was taken to Perth Royal Infirmary for a check-up following the incident and thankfully was found not to be physically injured, despite her ordeal.”

The man being sought is described as being aged in his mid 20s, about 5ft 7 in height, of slim build, and was wearing a dark coloured jacket with a drawstring at the bottom, a grey woolly hat and white trainers. He was last seen running across Victoria Street and down the alleyway near to the Perth Trophy Shop.

The spokesman said: “The black leather handbag has two small handles and contained a red purse with a cartoon character on the front, a Lloyds TSB bank card, a provisional driving licence, a library card, a set of black Remington hair straighteners and three DVDs – Trainspotting, Don’t Mess with The Zohan and Fast and Furious 5.”

He added: “Anyone who witnessed the incident or who can identify the man responsible or anyone who knows where the stolen handbag or its contents are now should get in touch with Police Scotland Tayside Division on 101 or speak to any police officer. Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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