Woman’s handbag snatched

A woman in Montrose was approached by a man who snatched her handbag.

Police Scotland are appealing for information after the woman in her 20s was robbed at around 1 p.m. on Monday, May 19.

A police spokesperson said: “The 29-year-old woman was on the walkway between McNab Avenue and Lochside Crescent, when she was approached by a man, who grabbed at her handbag, pulled it from her grasp and ran off, calling on the dog that was with him to follow.

“The handbag is U-shaped and has black red and white flower designs on it. Within was a purse, a three-figure sum of cash and personal effects. The suspect is six feet tall, slim and speaks with a local accent. At the time he wore a black hooded top with the hood up, blue-coloured jogging bottoms with elasticated ankles and dirty, scruffy white trainers.

“The dog with him is described as a ‘pit bull-type’, dark brown in colour with a white patch on its breast. It was not on a lead at the time.”