Police Investigate As Teens Try And Rob Pensioner

13 June 2016, 16:30 | Updated: 13 June 2016, 16:32

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Two teenagers who assaulted an 83-year-old woman and tried to steal her handbag are being hunted by police.

The pensioner was walking along Carron Road in Falkirk, near to the bus stop outside Matalan, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Thursday June 9 when the two teenagers approached her.

They assaulted her and tried to grab her handbag, but they were disturbed by two passers-by and ran away.

The first suspect is described as being 13 or 14, white, slim, about 5ft 3ins, with dark brown short hair. He was possibly wearing a denim jacket.

The second suspect was also white, aged 15 or 16, slim, about 5ft. He had light-coloured short hair.

Detective Sergeant Johnny Dreczkowski, of Falkirk CID, said: ``We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Carron Road near to the retailer Matalan on Thursday between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

`"We are especially keen to speak to the two men who helped this woman and I'd ask them to contact us.

"We'd also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any relevant information.''