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Police hunt thief who pushed a man in an underpass in Highland capital and stole his wallet


By Ian Duncan

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Police are hunting a thief who pushed a man and stole his wallet.

Officers are today appealing for information following the report of Monday's theft in the city.

The incident is understood to have taken place in an underpass which links Innes Street and Rose Street in the city at around 4.10pm.

A 54-year-old man was walking from the Rose Street entrance into the underpass when he said he was pushed. The victim was uninjured as a result of the incident but his wallet containing personal effects and a small amount of cash was stolen.

Detective Sergeant Graeme Johnston, of Highland and Islands Division CID, said: “Enquiries are at an early stage however the theft from the man took place at a time when the city centre would have been relatively busy.

“The victim reports that he did not see the perpetrator and so has been unable to provide a description. Officers are making enquiries with local businesses in the area and checking private and public space CCTV.

“If anyone has any information regarding this incident or was in the area of Rose Street on Monday afternoon or the city centre and recalls seeing anything suspicious, I would ask them to call Police Scotland."

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact 101 quoting incident 1573 of October 26.”




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