Woman robbed on way to the bank

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen something in the Rose Street area on Monday. Picture: Rob McDougall
Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen something in the Rose Street area on Monday. Picture: Rob McDougall
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Police today appealed for witnesses after a woman was robbed in the city centre as she took her company’s takings to the bank.

The 31-year-old was walking along Rose Street at around 3.30pm yesterday when a man grabbed at her shoulder bag, making off with a four-figure sum of cash, which was inside.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall with an average build. He was wearing a grey hooded top and grey jogging bottoms.

Detectives are particularly keen to trace two females who witnessed the incident and alerted security staff at Primark, who in turn contacted police.

Detective Sergeant Lynsey Thomson said: “While the victim was in no way injured, she was understandably distressed as a result of this theft and we are conducting local enquiries, including viewing CCTV footage, to identify the male responsible.

“We are eager to trace the two female members of the public who witnessed this incident as they may have valuable information that can assist with our enquiries.

“Similarly, anyone else who was in Rose Street yesterday afternoon and remembers seeing anything suspicious is also asked to get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.