Wednesday 24th February 2021,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police appeal following attempted robbery in Drylaw

Local police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in the Wester Drylaw area of the city.

The incident happened between 2pm and 2.15pm on Tuesday, 23 February.

A 29-year-old man working as a delivery driver was approached by two unidentified people who assaulted him and attempted to take a set of van keys.

They were subsequently disturbed by a local resident and the males fled without having taken anything.

Officers are working to identify the two men, both of whom are male. One is described as being white, around 6ft 2in tall and wearing a grey hooded top and black gloves.

The second is white, around 5ft 10in and of medium build with very short hair or possibly bald. He was wearing a red hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and black gloves.

Detective Constable Zaira Marker, of the Edinburgh Division Violence Reduction Unit, said: “Our enquiries are ongoing into this attempted robbery and this includes establishing exactly where in the Wester Drylaw area this happened.

“This incident was disturbed by a local resident and we are particularly keen to speak to them.

“If you recognise yourself or if you saw or heard a disturbance in the Wester Drylaw area between 1400-1415hrs on Tuesday I would urge you to get in touch.

“Any information can be passed to police on 101, quoting incident 1854 of 21 February, or call anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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