Taxi driver assaulted and robbed at Harvesters

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was assaulted and robbed on Boxing Day.

The incident happened around 2.40am on Saturday 26 December in Harvesters Way, Wester Hailes.

A taxi driver was assaulted by a male passenger and robbed of a three-figure sum of cash and bankcards.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, around 5ft 7in with short brown messy hair, clean-shaven and a medium build. He was wearing a grey collared t-shirt with a black leather belt with metallic buckle.

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

Detective Constable Jenifer Bell, of Corstorphine Police Station, said:

This was a traumatic attack for the taxi driver, who was simply doing his job.

Witnesses may have seen the taxi driver and male suspect running around the taxi, before the suspect made off towards Dumbeg Park.

Those with any information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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