Pensioner left 'very shaken' after ATM robbery bid in Aberdeen

A pensioner was pushed to the ground during an attempted robbery near an ATM in Aberdeen.

The 78-year-old woman was approached by a man, who tried to take money she had just withdrawn from a cash machine on Provost Watt Drive in Kincorth.

The attack happened at around 4pm on Monday.

The suspect made off on a white bicycle in the direction of the playing fields.

Police are now looking to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time.

Detective Constable Christopher Chapman said: "This was an unprovoked attempt to take money from and elderly woman who was left very shaken by what happened. She was pushed to the ground and fortunately she was not injured but this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.

"We are appealing to anyone in the area at the time who may have seen this man before or after the incident to get in touch. Or if you know who he is please let us know.

"If you can help please contact us on 101, quoting incident 2297 of Monday May 3 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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