Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman, 84, punched at cash machine on Princes Street during broad daylight

A 84-year-old woman has been punched as she withdrew money from a city centre cash machine in Edinburgh during broad daylight.

The woman was at the cash machine outside the RBS branch at the west end of Princes Street at 11:30 on Monday when she was attacked.

The robber demanded she hand over cash, however she refused and walked off.

The attacker is white, 35 to 45 years old, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build, with a round face.

He was wearing dark scruffy clothing, and had a Scottish accent.

Det Sgt Lynsey Thomson, of Police Scotland, said: "While the elderly woman wasn't injured, she was understandably shaken by what happened, and we are appealing for any information that can help us trace the suspect.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who was in the area and was approached by the suspect, should contact police.

"Likewise anyone who recognises his description should also get in touch."

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