Police have issued a fresh appeal for information following the attempted robbery of an 86-year-old woman in a Dundee housing estate.
Officers returned to the scene of the incident on Sunday in an effort to identify the crook, who tried to snatch the pensioner’s hand bag on July 17.
According to officers, the thug approached the elderly lady on Dundee’s Etive Gardens and tried to grab both her handbag and shopping bag.
Police have already said they are hunting a man aged between 20 and 30 who is believed to have been wearing back trousers and a dark coloured hooded top at the time of the failed theft.
Now, police have released more information about the 6ft 2in robber in the hope someone will come forward.
A police spokesperson revealed: “This was a despicable crime and we have been carrying out extensive enquiries in the area, including reviewing CCTV to identify the person responsible.
“Detectives and local officers re-visited the scene to speak to people in Charleston Drive, Leith Walk, Etive Gardens, Spey Drive, Earn Crescent, Forth Crescent and Dickson Avenue, to ask them if they had been in the area last Sunday and if they had seen or heard anything suspicious.
“We have spoken to a number of people in the community and local businesses and they have all been very helpful and I want to thank you for all your assistance so far.
“If you know anything that might assist us in tracing the person responsible, please get in contact with us by phoning 101. If you prefer, you can also provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”