Fresh appeal after Mayfield man robbed of valuables while out walking his dog

Fresh appeal for info one week on from Mayfield robbery

Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 10:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 10:23 am

Police have renewed a call for witnesses to a robbery, one week after the incident.

On December 17, a 34-year-old man was robbed in Mayfield in Midlothian, while walking his dog in a wooded area.

A silver Armani watch was stolen, along with a "mid two-figure" quantity of cash.

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Police have issued a fresh appeal for information.

Police want to hear from people who may have information, particularly about the watch, which is described as having a white face with black Roman numerals.

The suspect is described as being a six foot tall male, with a "raspy" local accent, who was wearing black cotton gloves and smelled of alcohol.

Detective Inspector Ben Leathes, from Dalkeith CID, said: "The suspect stole the victim's silver Armani watch, in addition to a mid two-figure sum of cash.

"We're asking everyone in the community to think back over the past week.

"Has someone you know started wearing a new Armani watch, or have you even seen someone trying to sell such a watch? If so, please come forward.

"Similarly, if you witnessed anything suspicious in the area of Westhouses Road around the time of the robbery, any information could prove vital."