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Assault and robbery, Tollcross, Edinburgh

posted 26 Apr 2009, 12:05 by David Rintoul   [ updated 31 Oct 2009, 19:57 ]

Police hunt two men who robbed elderly woman of her handbag.

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help them track down two males who assaulted an 80-year-old woman and stole her handbag.

The incident happened at around 9.35pm Friday evening (April 24th), in Home Street, in the Tollcross area of the Capital.

The woman had arrived at her home address in Home Street, opposite the Liquorice Club, and had entered the common stair when she was confronted by the two males.

They pushed her over and grabbed her handbag, before fleeing the scene. A passer-by then came to the woman's aid, and police were alerted.

The suspects are each described as being in their 20s, 5ft 6ins tall, with short dark hair, and slim builds. One of them was wearing a red jacket.