POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly woman was robbed and left 'seriously injured' whilst walking home yesterday (Sunday February 10).

The incident occurred around 11.30am in Kirk Wynd, St Ninians, when the woman had a small sum of money taken from her.

The man police are keen to trace is described as being around 5'7" tall, of slim build, with dark hair and was wearing a grey hooded top with dark coloured bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Mark Armstrong said: "We are keen to trace anybody who was in the area surrounding Kirk Wynd and Shirras Brae, St Ninians, yesterday between 11am and 11.45am. 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 was said to be 'seriously injured' and was taken to hospital. She was released following treatment.

This is the second incident of it's kind in the are in the last few weeks. On Thursday January 31 an elderly female was robbed of a three-figure-sum of money on Polmaise Avenue, St Ninians.

Detective Sergeant Armstrong 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 the 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.