Woman has handbag snatched in Hawick

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Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses after a man stole a woman’s handbag in Hawick yesterday.

The incident happened around 7.30 am in Mart Street when the man stole the handbag from a 27-year-old woman who was standing at a bus stop.

Officers are now urging anyone who has information that can assist them with their inquiries to please get in touch.

The man is described as being white, in his late 20s to early 30s with short dark brown hair. He has a small cut under his left eye.

He was wearing a royal blue hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

He was last seen running in the direction of Teviotdale Leisure Centre.

Police Constable Adam Oliver of Hawick Police Station said: “Thankfully the woman was uninjured but understandably shaken and upset by this incident.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this happening or who has information that can help us to trace the person responsible.

“Police can be contacted on 101 or alternatively calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.”