Blackhall robbery: 14-year-old schoolboy robbed at knife point in Edinburgh

The two suspects are both described as around 16-years old.

By Rachel Mackie
Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 6:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 6:22 pm

A 14-year-old schoolboy has been robbed at knifepoint in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh.

The incident happened just after 9 pm on Monday, September 14 in a wooded area to the south of Ravelston Park, near to Blackhall Lawn Tennis Club.

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The two suspects are both described as around 16-years old.

As the teenager passed a group of youths who were gathered around a small campfire, three of the boys approached him, threatened him with a knife and took his mobile phone.

The victim was not physically injured.

All the suspects are described as around 16-years old, the first around 5ft 10in tall, skinny built and clean shaven with short, brown hair.

He had his right ear pierced and was wearing a dark bomber jacket and camouflage pattern tracksuit bottoms.

The second suspect is around the same height, stocky build with ear length ginger hair.

He was clean shaven and was also wearing a dark bomber jacket.

The third suspect is medium build, same height and had dark hair.

Detective Sergeant Mark McGraw, of Corstorphine CID, said: "We're appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident or witnessed it to contact us.

"It appears it was completely unprovoked and we're asking for the public's help to identify those involved."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3667 of September 14, 2020.

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