Tuesday 19th June 2018,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police are appealing after a woman was robbed of her purse at Drylaw shop

Police in north Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after woman was robbed of her purse outside a shop yesterday afternoon.

The purse was taken from a woman’s hand by a male on a bicycle outside a shop on Groathill Road North, he then cycled off in the direction of Ferry Road.

The suspect is described as being male, aged in his early 20’s and wearing a blue anorak with the hood up.

The woman was shaken but not injured in the incident. The purse contained a three-figure sum of cash.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the theft to please get in touch.

Constable Will Hoppe of Drylaw police station said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Groathill Road North around 12.30pm on Tuesday 22nd May.

“Thankfully the woman was not injured but this was a frightening and upsetting theft that happened in broad daylight.

“Anyone who has information that can assist us with our inquiries is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1482 of 22nd May.”

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