Witness appeal after Slateford Robbery

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in the Slateford area.

The incident happened around 7.50pm yesterday (Saturday 19 October), outside an address on Hutchison Loan.

A 19-year-old woman was approached by a man, who stole her black handbag before running in the direction of Slateford Road.

The man is described as being white, in his 50s, 5ft 9 with an average build, short grey or black hair and stubble. He was wearing dark clothing, including a dark grey hoodie, with the hood down.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Detective Sergeant Gavin Howat, of Corstorphine CID, said:

It is very fortunate that there were no injuries as a result of this robbery, but the victim has been left shaken and upset by the loss of her bag and its contents.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries in the area and have established that the suspect was seen acting strangely in the front garden of a neighbouring property shortly before the incident took place.

We would be keen to hear from anyone else who either witnessed the robbery itself or saw any suspicious activity in the area throughout the evening.

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3773 of 19 October. Alternatively, anonymous reports can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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