Police launch CCTV appeal after driver assaulted and robbed

Police Scotland has released images of a male they wish to trace in connection with an assault and robbery.
 
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Police Scotland has released images of a male they wish to trace in connection with an assault and robbery. Picture; contributed

Police Scotland has released images of a male they wish to trace in connection with an assault and robbery.

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The man is described as being a black male in his 20s, about 54  56, with short black, shaven hair and a short shaven beard. Picture; contributed

The man is described as being a black male in his 20s, about 54  56, with short black, shaven hair and a short shaven beard. Picture; contributed

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A private hire driver was assaulted and robbed of a high value watch on Wardlaw Place, Edinburgh at around 5 am on Friday February 24 2017.

Officers believe that the male shown in the images may be able to assist them with their enquiries and would appeal to any members of the public who recognise him.

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Do you know this man? Picture; contributed

He is described as being a black male in his 20’s, about 5’4” – 5’6”, with short black, shaven hair and a short shaven beard. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black Nike hooded jacket. He was seen earlier on the same date in the Clermiston area and on Morrison Street in the City Centre.

Detective Constable Joyce Gunderson from Corstorphine CID said: “The male pictured is believed to be of significance to my investigation. Anyone who can assist in identifying him is asked to come forward. Similarly I would ask the male himself to get in touch with police and help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.