Attempted robbery in Calders

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Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following an attempted knifepoint robbery in the west of the city.

The incident happened around 4.30pm on Monday 18 January 2016 in Calder Park.

A 27-year-old man was carrying out deliveries to the local shops in the area and was returning to his van when a group of three men approached him.

At this time one of the men presented a knife and demanded money, however, the victim refused and all three suspects ran off.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their ongoing inquiries to come forward.

The suspect who presented the knife is described as white, around 5ft 8ins or 5ft 9ins tall with a slim build. He was wearing a white Adidas baseball cap, dark hooded top and white trainers.

The other males are described only as being white. One had an English accent.

Detective Sergeant Robbie Wallace from Corstorphine CID said:

Thankfully the victim was uninjured during this exchange and he did not surrender any of his possessions.

Nevertheless, we are progressing our investigation to trace these individuals and anyone who can help in identifying them should contact police immediately.

I would also ask anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around Calder Park on Monday afternoon, or who has any other information relevant to this incident, to get in touch.

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