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‘It is vital we trace the person responsible’: Woman, 83, in hospital after Dundee robbery

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An 83-year-old woman is in hospital recovering from injuries after being pushed to the ground and robbed in the Hilltown in Dundee.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident, which  happened at around 5.30pm on Tuesday at the play park on Stirling Street.

The elderly victim was walking through the park when a male grabbed her bag and pushed her to the ground, running off in the direction of Kinloch Street.

The woman was injured as a result and is currently in hospital being treated for her injuries.

No details of the injuries have been released at this time.

Police officers were contacted and enquiries are said to be ongoing to identify the culprit.

He is described as a white man, slim with brown collar-length hair and at the time was wearing a khaki green jacket with a bright green hoodie underneath, dark trousers and dark-coloured Nike trainers with white soles.

Detective Inspector Gavin McKinlay, of Dundee CID, said: “This has been an extremely frightening and traumatic incident for the woman who is now in hospital being treated for her injuries.

“It is vital that we trace the person responsible.

“We are looking for any witnesses who may have witnessed the robbery or observed the suspect in the area before or running away after the incident to come forward.”

Information can be provided to Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident 2937 of 15 October, or reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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