Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Armed thieves attack dog walker on path

Two robbers who threatened a dog walker with a knife while punching and kicking him on a path in Edinburgh are being sought by police.

The attack happened between 18:30 and 19:00 on Tuesday when the 31-year-old was walking on a path from the Murrays Brae into Burdiehouse Burn Park.

On his way back past the burn, near a grassy area, he became aware of someone behind him.

He was then punched on the face and the pair demanded money.

The first suspect continued to assault the victim while the second man threatened him with a knife.

The dog walker fell to the ground and the first attacker went through his pockets and took a sum of money. The suspects then fled back into the park.

The first suspect is white, 5ft 10 tall, 20 to 25 years old, of slim build, and was wearing a black hooded top with hood up, blue jeans and white Nike Air Max trainers

The second attacker is white, 5ft 10ins, 20 to 25 years old, chubby build and wearing a black hooded top with hood up, black jeans and white trainers.

Det Con Emma Wilkinson, of Police Scotland, said: "If anyone was in the area at the time, or recognises the description of the suspects, then we would urge them to contact Police Scotland."

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