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Robber snatches 75-year-old woman's bag in Aberdeen

A 75-year-old woman was pulled to the ground when a robber grabbed her bag in Aberdeen city centre.

The female attacker made off with the bag on the footpath between Crimon Place at St Mary's Cathedral and Huntly Street on Monday at about 15:00.

The assailant was described as white, in her mid-20s, 5ft 3in to 5ft 6in tall, and slim.

She had red/ginger hair tied back in a ponytail and spoke with a local accent.

She was wearing a green jacket, blue jeans with holes in both knees, and ankle boots.

Det Sgt Jamie Sherlock said: "This is an attack on a lone woman who had been at the shops in Aberdeen. She was pulled to the ground in the incident and had her bag its contents taken from her.

"We are appealing for anyone who recognises the description given and saw the woman in the area to contact us as soon as possible."

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