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Theft of money at Remembrance event in Aberdeen 'disgraceful'

The theft of money from purses at a Remembrance Sunday event at Aberdeen harbour has been branded "disgraceful" by police.

The "low three-figure" sum of money was taken from three purses which had been left unattended at the Aberdeen Sea Cadets base at Pocra Quay.

Insp Carron McKellar said: "This is a disgraceful incident which has left the victims shocked and upset."

Anyone with information on the theft is urged to contact Police Scotland.

Insp McKellar added: "It is understood that the suspect entered the building while visitors were in another part of the building and took the money. Nothing else has been taken."

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