Men arrested over wheelchair mum robbery in city centre

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the assault and robbery of two women in the city centre.

Thursday, 26th October 2017, 10:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:00 am
Two men have been arrested.

The incidents took place around 5.40pm and 7.45pm in the Crown Street and Bellevue Road areas on Sunday October 22.

A 42-year-old woman had her handbag stolen as she pushed her son in his wheelchair along Crown Street with a 25-year-old woman being robbed of her mobile phone walked along Bellevue Road.

Two men aged 29 and 27-years-old have now been arrested and charged and are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday 26 October.

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Detective Sergeant Mark Lumsden of Gayfield CID said: “Thankfully no one was injured as a result of these incidents, however, the women were understandably very shaken.

“We have carried out a number of enquiries and I would like to thank the victims and public for their assistance with our investigation.”