Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Appeal after two men threatened in robberies

Lothian and Borders police have appealed for witnesses after two men were threatened and robbed at knifepoint in Edinburgh's southside.

In the first incident a 25-year-old man had his wallet stolen by two men as he was walking towards Cameron Toll at 1430 BST on Saturday.

There was a scuffle before the suspects made off towards Old Dalkeith Road.

In the second robbery a 23-year-old man was targeted in Leamington Walk, Marchmont, at 2300 BST on Sunday.

Police said he was also "threatened with a bladed object."

In the first robbery, one of the suspects was said to be 5ft 3in tall, with a stocky build and cropped grey hair. He was wearing a white and blue Adidas top.

The second man was described as being skinny, aged in his 20s, 5ft 11in tall with short brown hair, bushy brown eyebrows and a drawn-in face.

He was wearing a white Ellesse jumper with a red and orange logo in the middle and spoke with a Glasgow accent.

The suspect involved in the Marchmont robbery was said to have been tall and skinny and aged in his late 20s or 30s.

He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and green jacket and had a straggly beard.

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