Knifepoint robbery Dalkeith

Police are hunting four men following a knifepoint robbery in Dalkeith
Police are hunting four men following a knifepoint robbery in Dalkeith
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POLICE are hunting for four men - including a tattooed skinhead - who threatened and robbed a man at knifepoint.

The incident happened around 3pm on Friday, 2 August, in St Andrew Street, Dalkeith, at the junction with Tait Street.

The 26-year-old victim was walking in the street and was approached by four men. He was threatened with a knife, and robbed of his wallet and mobile phone.

All of the men are described as white, and in their twenties. The first suspect is described as 5ft 10ins tall, slim build, with a skinhead. He has a tattoo of a wing on his neck, and wore a black Adidas tracksuit with white stripes and a maroon t-shirt, blue jeans, and white trainers.

The second suspect is described as 5ft 10ins tall, short black hair, stocky build, with stubble, long sideburns and a goatee-style beard. He wore a white Lacoste t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms, and white trainers.

The third man is described as 6ft 3ins tall, slim build, with a skinhead, and wearing a plain black t-shirt.

The fourth man is described as 5ft 8ins tall, stocky build, with short blond hair.

Detective Constable Callum Richardson, from Police Scotland, said: “The area was busy with pedestrians at the time of the incident, and we are keen to speak to anyone who can assist us with our inquiries.

“In particular, we want to trace a member of the public who shouted at the group of men before they ran away from the scene along St Andrew Street.

“Anyone else who witnessed the incident, or who recognises the description of the suspects, should also get in touch.”

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