A WOMAN has been left "very shaken" after she was robbed in Earlston.

On Wednesday, January 24, between 10pm and 10.30pm, a 33-year-old woman was approached by a man while walking along a path near Thornfield Crescent in Earlston.

The man grabbed her arm, searched her pockets, and forcibly took her bag.

The man took prescription medication as well as cigarettes during the incident.

The woman, although left shocked by the incident, did not require medical attention.

Detective Constable Liam Myers, of Galashiels CID, said: “The woman was left very shaken by the incident and it is vital that we establish the full circumstances of what happened and trace the man responsible.

“I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident who may have seen or heard anything that could help with our enquiries.

“Anyone with private CCTV, doorbell footage or dash-cam, particularly in the Summerfield, Everest Road, Gun Road and Gun Avenue areas, is also asked to get in touch.”

Police officers in the Borders are looking to trace a man described as white, around six feet tall, of medium build, with brown hair, and who was wearing a black cap and black hooded top.

Anyone with any information, including those with video doorbell or dash-cam footage, are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4035 of Thursday, 24, January, 2024, or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.