Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man, 80, is attacked and robbed in his Edinburgh home

An 80-year-old man has been assaulted and robbed in his home in Edinburgh.

The attacker forced his way into the elderly man's home in Buchanan Street at about 09:20 on Saturday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said he then assaulted his victim before stealing a sum of cash and making off.

The robber is described as a white male in his 30s, about 5ft 6in tall with a medium build and short brown hair. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Det Insp John Kavanagh said: "This was a distressing incident for the victim. We are eager to trace this suspect as a matter of urgency.

"Anyone who saw a male matching the suspect description in the Buchanan Street area yesterday, or has any other relevant information, is asked to contact police immediately."

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