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Hunt for robber who stole woman’s handbag in broad daylight in Glasgow

An investigation has been launched to find the thug responsible for taking a woman’s handbag in Glasgow.

The incident occurred on Friday at 2.55pm, near Glasgow Club Gym located on Gairbraid Avenue.

A man approached a 59-year old woman and demanded her handbag. He then forced her to take it out and walked along Gairbraid Avenue and up the Maryhill Road.

His description was that he was white, between 20 and 30 years old with an English accent, medium build, approximately 5ft 7in to 8in tall, and clean shaven.

He was wearing dark trousers, and other dark clothes underneath a hivis vest.

Constable Natalie Davner, Govan Police Station, stated that the incident was a frightening experience for the victim. Thankfully no one was hurt.

“I’m appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who has information relating to this incident to make contact with the police.

“If you believe you can assist our enquiries, or have potential CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, please call police on 101, quoting incident 2515 of November 25.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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