Delivery driver robbed at knifepoint in Dalkeith

The incident took place on Woodburn Street in the early hours of Sunday morning
The incident took place on Woodburn Street in the early hours of Sunday morning

A delivery driver had money stolen from him at knifepoint following a robbery in Dalkeith.

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following the incident in the Eskbank area of Dalkeith.

The robbery took place in Woodburn Street around 2.45am on Sunday July 15, when the man was approached by a group of youths as he left an address.

The 32-year-old was threatened with a knife and a two-figure sum of money was stolen from him.

The suspect is described as a male youth with a local accent, wearing dark-coloured clothes and in a larger group of male and female youths.

Detective Constable Kim Wilson from Dalkeith CID said: “This was a shocking experience for the man, who was thankfully uninjured, and we’re working to trace this group as soon as possible.

“As part of our enquiries, we’re asking anyone in the local community who may have seen a group matching this description in the area, or who has any information which may be relevant, to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call Dalkeith CID via 101, quoting incident number 0898 of 15th July, or report this anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.