Elderly man attacked from behind and knocked to ground before money stolen in unprovoked Edinburgh assault

A quantity of money stolen from his pocket.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 9:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 9:59 am

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was assaulted and robbed in the Northfield area of Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 5pm on Monday 16 December, 2019, within Northfield Square.

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The attack happened within Northfield Square

A 77-year-old man was approached from behind where he was attacked, knocked to the ground and had a quantity of money stolen from his pocket.

Detective Constable Christina Yeoman, of Gayfield CID said: “This was a random and unprovoked attacked on an elderly man that this has left him extremely shaken.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident.

“Those with any information can contact Police on 101 quoting incident 1521 of the 17th December 2019. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”