Ski-masked youth tries to mug teen

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery on a 13-year-old boy in the Capital.

The boy was walking along Zetland Road towards Netherby Road, Trinity, when another youth approached and struggled with him in an attempt to steal his possessions.

The youth made off empty-handed and the victim went to a relative’s house and contacted police. The incident happened around 5.50pm on Saturday.

The suspect is described as male, white, 15 or 16 years old with a slim build. He was wearing blue jeans, black boots, and a black hooded top with AC/DC in red-and-white lettering on the front, with the hood worn up. The youth was also wearing ski goggles with an orange lens and a white frame.

Anyone with any information can contact police on 0131-311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.