Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Men steal from young mother's West Pilton Green home

Two men burst into the home of a young mother in the Pilton area of Edinburgh and made off with money, police said.

The 23-year-old woman was with her toddler son at an address in West Pilton Green when two men - one of whom was armed with a knife - entered her house at about 23:00 on Friday.

Police Scotland said they fled with a small amount of money when the family dog started barking.

The pair were said to be about 16-19 years old and wearing hooded tops.

One was wearing a dark tracksuit with a hooded top and the other was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hooded top with a dark band over the shoulders and three white stripes on the sleeves.

Det Sgt Gary Harrison said: "We are appealing for information to help trace the two men who were responsible for this. Neither the mother nor her child were injured during this incident but it was very frightening for them and they are shocked."

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