Robbers attack 17-year-old in street

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Julie Bull
Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Julie Bull
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Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault and robbery of a 17 year old male in Davidson’s Mains.

The incident happened around 12.15am in the early hours of Wednesday on Main Street.

The victim was walking towards the bus stop outside RS McColl when the three suspects walked past him, before stopping around the chip shop which is 50 metres east of the bus stop.

The victim then noticed the three males come back towards him and surrounded him. The first male demanded the victim’s belongings before punching him to the left side of the face. The victim then handed over his mobile phone and wallet and the three suspects made off along Main Street, in the direction of Drylaw.

The first suspect is described as white, teenage, 6ft 1in to 6ft 2in, slim build, possibly with freckles, wearing a dark grey hoody with the hood up, and matching joggers. The two other suspects are white, teens, 6ft tall, in similar tracksuits with light grey matching hoddy and joggers.

Detective Sergeant Robert Wallace said: “Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured, but was left shaken by the attack.

“Anyone who believes they may have witnessed this assault and robbery, or who has information that can assist out enquiries, is urged to contact police on 101.”

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