Iona Street: Two schoolboys who tried to mug a woman for her electric scooter are being hunted by police

A woman was shouted at, grabbed and pushed as a group of 10 youths surrounded her on an Edinburgh street.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 2:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 3:29 pm

The 27-year-old was heading along Sloan Street with her electric scooter, and had just reached the junction with Iona street when she was approached by a group of male and female youths.

This incident took place around 8.30pm on Friday, April 16.

The groups of youths congregated around her, two of them started shouting and pushing her, before trying to grab the scooter.

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The woman was able to break free and rode off on her scooter towards Easter Road.

The first suspect is described as a white male with a Scottish accent, aged 13 to 14 years old, 5ft 2, of slim build, with blond hair.

The second suspect is described as a white male with a Scottish accent, aged 13 to 14 years old, 5ft, of slim build, with blond hair, wearing a black hooded jacket and black trousers.

Detective Inspector Clark Martin from Gayfield CID said: “Thankfully the victim was not injured, but this was still a very frightening experience for her, and it is vital we trace the individuals responsible.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area last Friday evening and witnessed the incident, or noticed a group of youths acting suspiciously, to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 4136 of Friday, 16 April, 2021. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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