Suspect arrested after man pulled to ground and mugged

A 59-year-old man was left 'shaken' and 'shocked' after a robbery in Irvine.

Irvine: A man was robbed on Monday. Google 2020
Irvine: A man was robbed on Monday.

A man has been arrested following a mugging outside a shop in North Ayrshire.

At around 10.30am on Monday, a 59-year-old man was pulled to the ground from behind and robbed of his wallet, which contained a three-figure sum of money.

The victim was left “shaken” and “shocked” by the attack, which took place in Thornhouse Avenue in Irvine.

On Wednesday, police confirmed a 26-year-old man had been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery along with a number of other incidents.

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He is due to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Detective constable Ross Keenan, from Saltcoats CID, said: “I would like to thank the public for their assistance while our investigation into these incidents was under way.”

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