Police hunt muggers after two bag snatching thefts

POLICE are hunting muggers after one woman had her handbag snatched and another nearly lost her bag.

The first incident happened at 6pm on Sunday on London Street, near the corner with Drummond Place, when a 25-year-old victim was grabbed by a man who had tried to pull her bag from her shoulder.

She was shoved to the ground by the suspect, who fled empty-handed with two other men. He is described as white, 17 to 18 years old, medium build, with short brown hair wearing a light blue T-shirt.

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In the second incident at around 7pm, a 20-year-old woman was with her mother on Leith Street when they were approached by two suspects, who took her handbag. The first suspect is described as white, 24 to 25-years-old, with short light blond hair wearing baggy navy blue bottoms, and a dark zipped top. The second is described as white, of medium build wearing dark Adidas bottoms.