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Woman, 71, suffers 'deplorable' robbery near Huntly

Police have appealed for information after a 71-year-old woman was the victim of a "deplorable" robbery in Aberdeenshire.

A man offered to sell the woman coal at her remote farmhouse in the Lower Cabrach area, near Huntly, on Friday 24 June.

When she declined he entered the house, assaulted her, and escaped with a three-figure sum of money.

Grampian Police said the man was aged between 30 and 40.

He was described as about 5ft 10in (1.83m) tall, with short dark hair and stubble.

Distinctive boots

He was wearing a dark hat, a black thigh-length jacket with writing on the front, dark trousers, and distinctive black knee-length boots which had white zigzag laces up the front and fur at the top.

A second man seen in the area was described as about 20 years old with short fair hair and a pale face. He was wearing a red top with white sleeves.

A small yellow car was also seen in the area at the time.

Det Con Andrew Wilson said: "This is a deplorable crime carried out against a vulnerable elderly female."

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