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Two men robbed at knifepoint in similar attacks in Edinburgh

Two men have been robbed at knifepoint in similar attacks in Edinburgh.

The first incident happened in Fountainbridge when a teenager was assaulted and robbed by two men at 05:25 on Sunday.

A second attack occurred in the Oxgangs area where a 32-year-man was assaulted and robbed by two attackers at about 20:00 on the same day.

Police have appealed for information in connection with the incidents.

In the first attack, near Gilmore Park, the male victim was walking towards Fountain Park when two men pulled out knives, grabbed him and walked him into the entrance of a flat close.

One of the men stole a sum of money and his mobile phone before both attackers made off on foot.

'Hooded attackers'

The first suspect was described as aged 20-40, with skinny build and about 5ft 10in tall.

He was wearing a dark jacket with the hood up, with a badge or crest on the left breast pocket.

The second man was also aged between 20 and 40 and about 5ft 10in tall.

He had a dark beard and was wearing a dark jacket with the hood up, and black woolly gloves.

In the later incident, a 32-year-old man was walking along Oxgangs Road North when a man grabbed him from behind and threatened with a sharp object, before dragging him to the ground.

The second man took the victim's wallet and other items before the pair ran off.

One of the attackers was described as between 20 and 30. He was wearing a black hooded top, which had white writing on it.

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