Teen robbed in Wester Hailes underpass

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was robbed of her mobile phone in a city underpass.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was robbed of her mobile phone in a city underpass.

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A TEENAGER had been robbed of her mobile phone in a city underpass.

The 19-year old had left the no.34 bus at the first stop on Longstone Road, Wester Hailes, just after 12.30pm on Thursday and began walking towards Calder Road while talking on her Samsung mobile phone and wearing earphones.

When she entered the underpass tunnel she felt a push to her shoulder and the suspect pulled the earphones and took the phone from her hand, before running through the underpass towards Saughton Road.

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses and the male suspect was described as white, 20-22 years, short blond/ginger hair, possibly curly, around 6ft tall, medium build, wearing a light blue cotton style jacket and jeans.

Detective Constable Richard Emerson from Police Scotland said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim who was robbed of her phone. We are keen to trace anyone who witnessed this incident, particularly a woman who came to the victims aid.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.