Youths sought after elderly woman pushed to ground and handbag stolen

The 80-year-old was left seriously injured and 'distraught' by the incident in Dundee on Saturday evening. 

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An appeal has been launched to trace a pair of youths after an elderly woman was assaulted and robbed in Dundee.

The incident occurred between 10.20pm and 10.50pm on Saturday, November 26, at the junction of Lilybank Terrace and Lilybank Road in the city.

The 80-year-old woman sustained serious facial injuries when she was pushed to the ground and her handbag, containing a three-figure sum of money, was stolen.

She was taken to Ninewells Hospital and released after treatment.

Officers are looking to speak with two male youths who were spotted at the scene, and then running in the direction of Broughty Ferry Road.

They were both in their late teens and wearing dark clothing.

Detective sergeant Craig Kelly said: “This lady was robbed and left not only seriously injured but distraught by what happened.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who knows who the youths are and where they might be.

“If you can help please contact us on 101, quoting incident number 3871 of Saturday, November 26, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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