Woman has bag snatched in Gala

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a bag snatch in Galashiels.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd December 2015, 12:24 pm
Witnesses are being sought by Police Scotland.
Witnesses are being sought by Police Scotland.

The incident happened sometime between 4.40am and 5am on Monday, December 21, within Abbotsford Road. A 57-year-old woman was walking to work and had reached the fire station when a man approached from behind and stole her Tesco bag for life before running off toward Victoria Park.

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Local officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their ongoing inquiries to come forward. The suspect is described only as white, tall and skinny and wearing a hooded top with the hood up.

Sergeant Stephen Granger from Galashiels Police Station said those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.