Woman arrested after elderly woman’s handbag stolen in north-east

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A woman has been arrested after a handbag was allegedly stolen from an elderly woman in the north-east.

Police were called after receiving reports that an 80-year-old woman had had her hangbag stolen on Broad Street in Peterhead at 4pm today.

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested by officers, said a Police Scotland spokeswoman.

Sergeant James Callander said: “Thankfully the woman was not injured following this incident and the handbag has been recovered however she has naturally been left extremely shaken.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who were in the area at the time and who assisted the victim and the police.

“Inquiries remain ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 using ref. no 2221 of 5 December or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.”