Appeal for witnesses following attempted bag snatches, Aberdeen

Published 25 November 2016
Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following two separate attempts to snatch handbags from women in Aberdeen City Centre at about 1pm on Thursday, 24th November.

The first incident happened in The Gallowgate with a second similar crime happening a few minutes later in Broad Street.

Police would like to speak to a man who is described as being about 20 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches -5 feet 10 inches in height, slim build, with fair or brown hair. He was wearing a green jacket.

Constable Kyle Roberson who is dealing with the incidents said, "We are keen to speak to anybody who was in the area around the time the crimes happened who may have witnessed something significant to our investigation. In particular anyone who came to the assistance of the victims in the immediate aftermath."

He added, "These kind of incidents are rare in Aberdeen and given they occurred in broad daylight on a busy thoroughfare, I am sure that someone will have seen the person responsible.  I would appeal to them to come forward and help in any way they can to bring the person responsible to justice."

Anyone who has any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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