Intruder caught in Falkirk home before making off with purse

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A man was caught breaking into a Falkirk home before running off with a purse during a daylight raid.

The incident took place in Gartcows Road at around 3.45pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The intruder, who was disturbed by the householder before leaving with a quantity of cash, is described as being in his late teens and was wearing a black sweatshirt.

Police can be contacted via 101.