Glasgow robbery: Woman, 61, left 'extremely shaken' after handbag stolen near Linden Street

Officers are appealing for information after a 61-year-old woman was ‘extremely shaken’ following the robbery of her handbag in Glasgow.

The robbery happened on a footpath near Linden Street, Glasgow at around 10.20am on Friday.

The woman victim was walking along the footpath when a man ran at her from behind, grabbed and pulled her handbag which caused her to fall to the ground.

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The woman was ‘extremely shaken’, but did not require medical treatment, according to Police Scotland.

The robbery happened on a footpath near Linden Street, Glasgow at around 10.20am on Friday.

The suspect is described as male, approximately five foot eight inches tall, of skinny build and was wearing dark clothing and black trainers.

Police have launched an appeal to find out the identity of the man responsible.

They are asking anyone with any information to contact the Community Investigation Unit at Govan to help with their enquiries.

Any motorists with dashcam footage in the area at the time are urged to contact the police.

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Constable Sarah-Lee MacFarlane, from the Community Investigation Unit at Govan is appealing for information. She said: “We are carrying out enquiries to identify the man responsible for this robbery.

"I would urge any local residents or dog walkers who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

"Also, I would ask any motorists with dashcam footage who were in the area around the time of the incident to contact police.“I would urge any witnesses, or anyone with information to contact the Community Investigation Unit at Govan through 101 with reference 0007 of 19 November.

"Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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