Police investigating Pilton assault and robbery

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an assault and robbery in the Pilton area.

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 9:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 10:48 am
The incident took place on West Pilton Place.
The incident took place on West Pilton Place.


The incident took place around 12.35am on Monday, August 8 in West Pilton Place.

Two men forced their way into a property before threatening and assaulting the occupier.

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As part of the raid they also stole a three-figure sum of money.

A 57-year-old man received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Police have released details of two suspects.

The first suspect is described as white, 6ft tall, with a heavy build and in his thirties.

He was wearing a black hooded top, a black scarf or face covering, blue jeans and black trainers.

The second suspect is described as white, 5ft 6inches tall, of medium build and in his twenties.

He was wearing a royal blue hooded top, and a black scarf or face covering.

Both suspects were last seen heading in the direction of Crewe Road Gardens.

Detective Constable Kevin Walls of Corstorphine CID said: “I want to reassure the community that we’re currently treating this as an isolated incident, but that there will be an increase in patrols in the area over the coming days.

“We’d urge anyone who may have seen the men described, or who has any information which can help with our investigation, to contact either police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.