Tommy Sheppard 728
Edinburgh Trams 728 January 2018
MNM 728 December 2017
Bonhams 728
Published On: Mon, Jan 1st, 2018 at 5:08pm

Investigation underway after 80-year-old woman robbed on Lady Road

Share This
Tags

A police investigation is underway after an 80 year-old woman was assaulted and robbed of her shopping as she crossed a road on Hogmanay.

Detectives said the pensioner was pushed from behind by a hooded man at a pedestrian crossing on Lady Road, Edinburgh.

The victim was checked by the Scottish Ambulance Service after the attack, which happened around 8.30am on Sunday, but was uninjured.

Detective Constable Alastair Paisley of Gayfield CID said: “This was a distressing incident for the woman and we’re appealing for the public’s help as part of the ongoing investigation.

“We believe that the suspect was loitering at the entrance to the shopping centre, then within the main walkway, and that he may have approached people before following the victim as she left.

“We’d urge anyone who witnessed the robbery, who may have seen the suspect in the area shortly before or after the incident, or who recognises his description to get in touch as soon as possible.”

The hooded suspect is white, in his early 20s, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in, of slim to medium build and walked with a distinctive gait.

He was wearing a black shiny tracksuit top, which was possibly Nike, a hoodie, grey cotton tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Police said he ran back towards Cameron Toll after the robbery and was last seen heading in the direction of the Inch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0966 of 31st December, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

MNM 300 December 2017
Bonhams 300
Deidre Brock 468×60
Deidre Brock 336×280

About the Author

- John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then has worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and the Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian HC Programme.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.

MNM 300 December 2017
Eskmills 300
Edinburgh Trams 300 January 2018
Jeremy Balfour 300