POLICE are looking for information after an elderly lady was robbed whilst walking home in St Ninians.

The incident happened at around 8.15pm on Thursday January 31 on Polmaise Avenue, St Ninians when a man robbed her of a three-figure-sum of money before running off towards Robertson Place.

The man responsible is described as 5' 3" tall, slim build, wearing white trainers, dark trousers and a dark hooded top with two white stripes on the hood.

Detective Sergeant David Ramage said: "We are keen to trace anybody who was in the area surrounding Polmaise Avenue and Robertson Place, St Ninians yesterday between 8pm and 8.15pm. We are seeking the support of members of the local community to help us with our enquiries and are confident that they will have valuable information which will assist us in identifying the person responsible." The woman involved was said to have sustained minor injuries and was left visibly upset by the incident.

Detective Sergeant Ramage added:" We have committed a full enquiry team to this incident and they will be dedicated and focused on bringing about a swift and satisfactory result. The public should be assured that incidents of this nature are thankfully rare and further assured that this enquiry has our full commitment of resources and expertise." Anyone with information can contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.