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Woman assaulted and robbed in Ferry Road Avenue as she tended to her kids in buggy

NECN Contributor1 17th December 2016 Local News Comments Off on Woman assaulted and robbed in Ferry Road Avenue as she tended to her kids in buggy

Police are appealing for information following an assault and robbery in Ferry Road Avenue yesterday.

The incident happened around 4.30pm, when a 33-year-old woman was walking along Ferry Road Avenue with a double buggy containing her two children.

She stopped to tend to her children when she was assaulted by two males, causing her to fall to the ground.

The men stole her handbag, which had been resting on the handle of her buggy, and ran off.

The woman sustained a minor facial injury as a result of the assault and was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.  Her children were unharmed.

The 33-year-old’s bag was a black Primark ‘Atmosphere’ faux leather bag with a sloping top with suede on both sides and a gold bar.

It contained a number of items including a four figure sum of cash and baby feeding equipment.

The incident was reported to police and officers are now investigating.

The first suspect is described as male white, athletic build, late teens to early twenties and is around 5ft 5” to 5ft 9” in height.

He was wearing a dark hooded top with dark jogging bottoms and two-tone Nike Air Max trainers. He was also wearing a dark face covering.

The second suspect was also male white, in his late teens to early twenties, slim build and is around 5ft 4” to 5ft 8” in height.  He was also wearing a dark hooded top.

Detective Constable Gavin Howat of Edinburgh CID’s Violence Reduction Unit said:  “This was a cowardly attack on a woman with her two young children.

“Thankfully she only sustained a minor injury and her children were unharmed, nevertheless she has been left extremely distressed by this incident.

“We believe that two young men in their late teen to early twenties are responsible for this attack and we are eager to trace them.

“I would ask that anyone who has any information about this attack, or who was in the Ferry Road Avenue area on Friday 16th December around 4-5pm and saw the incident take place, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously to please get in touch with us immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

 

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