A WOMAN reported £200 was stolen from her handbag after she left it in a High Street shop last week.

The 87-year-old victim had left her bag in Edinburgh Woollen Mill when the money is believed to have gone missing on Tuesday 30 January.

Police were called at 3.06pm the same day to report the crime. 

It was the second theft to have taken place in High Street in two days.

Police say they are not treating the incidents as linked at this time.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting the reference 44180039524.