Police appeal following assault and robbery in Restalrig

Police appeal following assault and robbery in Restalrig

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an assault and robbery in the North East of the city.

The incident happened around 7.40pm on Monday 5th March in Restalrig Road South.

A 54-year-old woman had alighted a number 19 LRT bus on Marionville Road and was walking past Thomson’s Garage when someone grabbed at her handbag.

A struggle ensued and the victim was knocked to the ground before the suspect made of with the bag containing various personal items.

Inquiries are ongoing into this robbery and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Detective Constable Andy Cory from the Violence Reduction Unit said: “Because of the speed at which this incident occurred the woman did not get a good luck at the suspect to confirm gender. However, she believes the individual was between 5ft 4ins and 5f6 6ins tall, skinny build with a skinny build and wearing white trainers, dark trousers, a dark coloured gilet with furry hood and a black scarf over their face.

“Anyone who was in Restalrig Road South on Monday evening and saw anything suspicious should contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or who has any other information relevant to our ongoing inquiries is also urged to get in touch.”

Those with information can contact the Violence Reduction Unit via 101 and quote incident number 3418 of the 5th March. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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