Police appeal after Blackburn robbery 

Police appeal after Blackburn robbery 

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Blackburn.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Friday 17th February at the bus stop in Ash Grove, near the junction with Rowan Street.

A 43-year-old woman was standing at the bus stop looking at her phone when a man approached her from behind and threatened her with a knife before stealing the phone and making off through the nearby park.

Detectives are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

In particular they are keen to trace members of the public who spoke to the victim following the robbery and advised her where the police station was.

The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 7ins tall with a skinny build, red cheeks and a clean shaven face. He was wearing a plain black hooded top with the hood pulled up, black jogging bottoms and black woollen gloves.

Detective Constable Alan Gibson said: “While the victim was uninjured, this incident left her extremely shaken and deeply upset.

“We’re pursuing various lines of inquiry to trace the male responsible and would ask anyone who recognises his description to contact police immediately.

“In addition, if you believe you spoke to the woman following this incident, or have any other information relevant to our investigation then please also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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