Police detain man after ‘theft from woman’ in Dundee city centre

Police in Dundee city centre

A man has been detained after an alleged theft from a woman in Dundee city centre.

Police swooped on Nethergate, near the junction with Union Street, following an incident at about 1.20pm.

Three vehicles could be seen parked at the roadside.

Officers managed to apprehend a male after monitoring CCTV.

An eyewitness said: “I was walking through the city centre and could hear sirens in the distance. As I headed towards the Steeple church I could see three police vehicles, a van and two cars, with their lights on.

“There were about about six officers in total. They were holding on to a man and searching his pockets.

“A lot of people were stopping to have a look, wondering what was happening.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We were called to High Street, Dundee about 1.20pm today to deal with a theft of cash from a woman.

“The incident was caught on CCTV and a male was traced and detained a short time later.

“The victim was not hurt.”