Glasgow & West Scotland

'Good Samaritan' robs 90-year-old woman in Glasgow

Police are hunting a man who posed as a Good Samaritan before robbing a 90-year-old woman on her doorstep.

The man offered the woman help as she was about to cross Argyle Street into Kent Road, near Glasgow's Mitchell Library, at 1450 GMT on Wednesday.

He then helped her home and once she opened her door, pushed her to the ground and stole her handbag.

The man is described as white, aged 35 to 45, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in in height, with a medium build.

He was wearing dark-coloured trousers, a red cagoule jacket and a grey, woolly beanie hat.

Det Con Laura Baxter, from Strathclyde Police, said: "This has been a dreadful ordeal for the woman involved and it's imperative we trace the man responsible.

"His behaviour is contemptible, the woman believed the man was trying to help her when his only intention was to cause her harm and rob her. It's an appalling crime.

"I would urge anyone who saw or noticed the man and woman to please get in touch with us as a matter of urgency, any additional information could assist us in tracing him."

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