Trio arrested over robberies of the elderly

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Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with a number of assaults and robberies on the elderly in the Capital.

They include the alleged 
robbery of an 81-year-old man in Dalry Road and a second incident involving a 63-year-old man in Fountainbridge which happened last 
Saturday.

They have also been charged with the attempted robbery of an 86-year-old woman in Harrison Road yesterday.

A woman aged 50 and two men, aged 30 and 22, were due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday in connection with the charges.

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses to any of the incidents to come forward, and have asked anyone with information to call 0131-311 3131.