Knife thugs steal cash in house raid

Police are appealing for information. Picture: Julie Bull
Police are appealing for information. Picture: Julie Bull
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a young mother and her child were robbed in their home.

The incident happened at around 11pm on Friday at an address in West Pilton Green.

The victims, a 23-year-old woman and her toddler son, were in their home when two men – one of whom was brandishing a knife – burst into the property.

After taking a small amount of money, the two men fled the property when the family dog started barking.

Both suspects pulled their hooded tops over their faces and are described as being white, of slim build and aged around 16-19 years of age.

One was wearing a dark blue or black cotton tracksuit with hooded top, and the other was wearing grey cotton track bottoms, grey zip-up hooded top with dark band over shoulders and three white stripes on sleeves.

Detective Sergeant Gary Harrison said: “Neither the mother nor her child were injured during this incident but it was very frightening for them and they are shocked.”

Anyone who was in the area of West Pilton Green on Friday night and saw anyone acting in a suspiciously or matching the descriptions should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.