40-year-old woman robbed and assaulted as she unpacked shopping bags from her car boot in Dundee

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a woman was robbed in Sandeman Street, Dundee on Saturday, December 19.

Sandeman Street, Dundee
Sandeman Street, Dundee

At around 4.35pm, a 40-year-old woman was removing shopping from her car when she was assaulted and robbed.

Police have said that she didn’t suffer any major injuries during the assault but did hit her head on the car boot after being pushed. She did not require hospital treatment.

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Police Constable, Lisa Scrimgeour, of Downfield Police Station said: “The woman’s car was parked in Sandeman Street near to Dens Park Football Stadium when the incident took place.

"The woman was removing her shopping from the car when she was pushed from behind. She suffered a minor injury as a result of hitting her head off the boot. She did not require hospital treatment.

“Someone then made off with her bag of groceries. It is unknown at this time if it was a man or woman, but we are carrying out a review of CCTV in an effort to identify who was responsible.

“I would ask anyone who has private CCTV to come forward and I would also appeal to motorists who were in the area at the time and who may have captured the incident on dash-cam to also contact police.”

Anyone who has information that will assist the investigation should contact police through 101 quoting reference number 2573 of December 19. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained if that is what you would prefer.

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