Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Image of Edinburgh robbery suspect released

CCTV footage of man
Image caption Officers say the man pictured in the CCTV image is "of interest" to their inquiries

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with an assault and robbery in Edinburgh last year.

A 70-year-old woman was entering the common stair of her home in Persevere Court at 22:00 on Sunday 18 November 2012 when a man approached her.

He grabbed hold of her handbag and pulled it off her shoulder, dragging her along the ground as she fell.

The suspect then made off from the area and police were contacted.

Officers are now keen to trace the man pictured in the CCTV image.

Det Con Steven Livingstone said: "Fortunately the elderly victim was not seriously injured as a result of this incident, but was understandably shaken by the ordeal.

"The male in the CCTV footage is of interest to our inquiries and he or anyone who recognises him is asked to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, anyone with any other information that can assist with our investigation is also urged to come forward."

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