Jewellery snatched in knifepoint robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed at knifepoint.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed at knifepoint.
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A Terrified woman was injured after two men robbed her at knifepoint and snatched jewellery she was wearing.

The 42-year-old woman was walking on Willowbrae Avenue at the junction with Glenlee Avenue, when two men approached her, threatened her with a knife and roughly grabbed jewellery that she was wearing, which resulted in minor injuries.

A red leather LuLu handbag and a black Vivian Westwood purse were also stolen during the attack. The two men then fled the scene.

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following the robbery, which happened at around 12.30am this morning.

The first suspect was described as white, slim, around 5ft 8in tall, and was wearing a black top, which had reflective patches on the elbows, a dark scarf and a dark hat. He spoke with a very young sounding Edinburgh accent.

The second suspect was described as white, 5ft 10in tall, and was wearing a reddy/brown puffa jacket and a light coloured scarf.

Detective Sergeant Graham Grant said: “Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured during this incident however is understandably shaken up.

“The handbag and purse have not been recovered and officers are appealing for anyone who might have knowledge to come forward.”

“We are keen for any information that can help us trace the suspects, and would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any other information that can assist our inquiries, to contact police immediately.

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.