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Disabled man robbed in own home in Dalkeith

A disabled man has been robbed of his wallet in his own home in Midlothian.

The 44-year-old was sitting in his wheelchair at his house in Dalkeith when a man walked in uninvited and began talking to him.

He then stole the victim's wallet from his lap and, after a struggle, escaped from the house in Easthouses Court.

Lothian and Borders Police have appealed for information about the incident, which took place between 12:30 and 13:20 on Thursday.

The robber was white, in his mid 40s, of slim build, with dark hair and a goatee beard and moustache.

He was wearing a black beanie hat, a black three-quarter length jacket and blue jeans.

Det Insp Martin Black said: "The victim was not injured during this incident but was left very distressed.

"We are conducting local enquiries to see if residents in the area saw anything suspicious and are keen to hear from anyone with information that can help with this investigation.

"Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect and can assist officers in identifying him is asked to contact police immediately."

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