At around 12.10pm on Monday 31 May 2021, a wheelchair bound person was being assisted into a vehicle parked in a shopping centre car park on Armadale Road in Armadale. A passing pedestrian noticed a man crawling along the ground to this parked vehicle, open the passenger door and remove a handbag. The pedestrian yelled out and the man ran off being chased by shopping centre security.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The man is described as: tanned skin, slim build, black wavy hair with a thin beard and moustache. He was wearing a very distinctive blue hooded tracksuit top and trousers with black and grey joggers.

If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid.   Please quote Reference Number 10150.

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