Man wanted in connection with attempted robbery in Leith

Police Scotland has released CCTV images of the man.
Police Scotland has released CCTV images of the man.

Police in Edinburgh have released images of a man they wish to trace in connection with an ongoing investigation into an attempted robbery on Constitution Street, Leith.

The incident took place around 8:15pm last Friday. A 26-year-old woman was using a cash machine when an unknown man, walking from the Bernard Street direction, threatened her and attempted to steal the money she had withdrawn.

The woman ran away and the suspect was last seen walking towards Genting Casino.

She notified the police and officers are now appealing for information. Officers are keen to trace a man who they believe may be able to assist their investigations.

He is described as a white man with a slim build. He is around 5ft 7” in height and believed to be around 25-30 years old. He also spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a dark tracksuit with the hood up and a dark scarf with a white skull on the front, which covered his face.

Detective Constable Robbie West of Gayfield CID said: “Fortunately the woman was unhurt as a result of this attack, however the consequences could have been much more serious.

“We are eager to trace this man as soon as possible and we are appealing to the public to assist us with our enquiries.

“I would ask anyone who was in the Constitution Street area of Leith on the evening of Friday, October 6, and saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with us immediately.”

Those with information are asked to contact officers at Gayfield CID on 101, quoting incident number 4016 of October 6, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.