Police are hunting for a man after an 86-year-old woman had her person stolen in Aberdeen.
The ‘despicable theft’ happened on Rosemount Place at around 12pm yesterday.
The pensioner was not injured, but has been left upset by the incident.
Sergeant Brian Hutchison said: “This is a despicable theft of a purse from an elderly woman.
“She was not injured in any way but is understandably upset by the incident.
“We are looking to trace a man aged in his thirties who may be able to assist with inquiries.
“He engaged the woman in conversation shortly before her purse was stolen.
“The man is described as being around 5ft 10ins tall, clean shaven and was wearing a dark jacket with black hooded top underneath, purple beanie hat and a thick scarf around his neck.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.