Woman has handbag stolen in Fife street


A 49-year-old woman has had her handbag snatched by a thief as she walked in a Kirkcaldy street.

The incident happened around 9.45am yesterday morning in Westwood Avenue.

The woman struggled with the thief who then left with the bag.

Police are now urging anyone who can help identfy the male responsible to come forward.

He is described as white, in his thirties, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build, short brown hair and wearing a dark duffle coat style jacket with the hood up and jeans.

Detective Sergeant Craig Fraser, from Kirkcaldy CID, said, “While the victim wasn’t injured during the struggle, she was obviously very upset at the theft of her handbag and we’re asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police immediately.”


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