Police are tonight hunting an Aberdeen bag-snatcher after an 83-year-old woman was targeted.
Officers described the incident, on the Beach Boulevard, as “cowardly”.
The pensioner’s handbag was taken at around 6.30pm on Friday near the Brunswick store. She was uninjured.
The suspect, who was in all dark clothing and of average build, was riding a bike and made off in the direction of Links Road.
Detective Constable Edward Allan said “This was a cowardly attack on a vulnerable woman and thankfully she was uninjured.
“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed or has information in relation to this incident to contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.