POLICE are on the hunt after a pensioner was robbed yesterday (Sunday, November 10) in broad daylight in Ardrossan

Detectives in Saltcoats are appealing for information after an 83-year-old woman was robbed in the town.

Around 2.55pm on Sunday afternoon, she was robbed as she was walking in Winton Street. 

The elderly woman was uninjured but badly shaken as a result of the robbery.

The man responsible is described as white, in his 30s, around 5ft 10 inches in height with black curly hair. He was wearing black clothing and a black hat.

Detective Inspector Mick Carr said: “Enquiries are continuing into this robbery and we are continuing to study CCTV footage to gather more information on the man responsible.

“Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Winton Street on Sunday afternoon around the time of the robbery, or the nearby Glasgow Lane, Anderson Terrace and Seton Street, as they may have information that will assist our enquiries.  I would also ask anyone driving in the same areas with dash-cam footage to contact us.

“Saltcoats Police Station can be contacted through 101 quoting reference number 2330 of 10th November refers.  Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”