Police hunt for Carnoustie muggers

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The mugging of an elderly war veteran in Carnoustie has sparked a police investigation to find the culprits and also the Good Samaritan who came to his aid.

It is understood that the 82-year-old, who has not been named, was waiting for a bus to the Carnoustie branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland when the incident took place on Friday night.

Reports suggest that the robbers made off with as little as £2.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that officers are investigating a report of a robbery of an 82-year-old man that happened in Barry Road, Carnoustie, at about 9 p.m. on Friday.

“The man was standing at the bus stop when he was assaulted by two men in their 20s, wearing dark clothing. He suffered a grazed cheek as a result of the incident.

“Police are very keen to trace a man who was driving a small, possibly white, ‘works’ van who came to the victim’s assistance shortly afterwards in Barry Road.

“Officers are making enquiries into the full circumstances and anyone who has information that could assist police with their enquiries, in particular the driver of the white van, should contact Police Scotland on 101.

“Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”