Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman robbed during Edinburgh street attack

A woman has been robbed of jewellery and her handbag in a street attack by two men in Edinburgh.

The 42-year-old was threatened with a knife during the incident in Willowbrae Avenue at its junction with Glenlee Avenue.

The woman suffered minor injuries during the robbery, which took place at about 00:30.

Police are trying to trace two suspects, both of them white men and at least one with a local accent.

Suspect descriptions

Det Sgt Graham Grant of Police Scotland said: "Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured during this incident however is understandably shaken up.

"The handbag and purse have not been recovered and officers are appealing for anyone who might have knowledge to come forward.

"We are keen for any information that can help us trace the suspects, and would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any other information that can assist our inquiries, to contact police immediately."

The items stolen included a red leather LuLu handbag and a Vivienne Westwood purse.

The first suspect is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, slim build, wearing a black top, which had reflective patches on the elbows, a dark scarf and a dark hat, with a very young sounding Edinburgh accent.

The second suspect is described as white 5ft 10in tall, wearing a reddy/brown puffa jacket and a light coloured scarf.

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