Youths arrested after spate of robberies

TWO teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a spate of assaults and robberies in which elderly residents in Leith were allegedly targeted.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th September 2011, 6:13 pm

The pair were arrested following a third alleged incident on Monday on Elgin Terrace off Easter Road, in which a 65-year-old woman reported having her handbag stolen.

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Two women aged 67 and 85 were both allegedly robbed of their bags in Brunswick Street in the past week.

One woman, the 67-year-old, suffered cuts to her knees after being shoved to the ground from behind on September 6, and had her handbag stolen, while the other, the 85-year-old, had her handbag snatched on September 8.

Two boys will now be reported to the Children’s Reporter.