Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Three robbed after knife threat in Edinburgh

Police have appealed for witnesses after three people were robbed at knifepoint in Edinburgh.

The incident took place in North Fort Street at about 23:00 on Friday.

The three male victims were walking towards a cycle path when they were approached and threatened by three men, one of whom produced a knife.

Their personal belongings were stolen but none of victims, aged 16, 18 and 22, were injured.

The first suspect was described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build. He was wearing a black scarf over his nose and mouth and a dark hooded top with the hood up.

Property marking

The second man was described as being 6ft tall and white, in his late teens to early 20s. He had a slim build and had short, dark hair with a gaunt appearance and lines around his mouth. He was wearing dark jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top.

The third suspect was described as white, 5ft 8ins tall with a clean shaven face. He was wearing dark jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top.

Det Con Mark Seymour said, "Officers are currently pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to trace the stolen goods.

"We are now keen to hear from anyone who was in or around North Fort Street on Friday evening and remembers seeing anything suspicious.

"Anyone who recognises the description of the suspects or who has any other information relevant to this investigation is also asked to contact police immediately."

Det Con Seymour also advised people to make use of phone apps and property marking kits to aid in the recovery of any stolen items.

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