Woman charged with robbery and assault

A WOMAN has been arrested and charged with two alleged assault and robberies as part of an ongoing police crackdown on street crime.

The 28-year-old was to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

She was detained by officers carrying out enquiries through Operation Arable, a campaign aimed at tackling muggers in the Capital, following two alleged incidents in West Adam Street and Nicolson Square, both near the Festival Theatre, on Wednesday.

A small sum of cash was taken from a 27-year-old man at West Adam Street, while a 20-year-old woman had her phone stolen in Nicolson Square.