Man mugged at knifepoint

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A MAN was robbed at knifepoint as he walked along a street in Edinburgh.

The 27-year-old was on a footpath on Calder Road, close to the corner of Cultins Road, when a man came up behind him and threatening him with a knife.

He handed over his rucksack which contained a few personal items and the man, who is believed to be in his 40s or 50s, took off.

The incident happened at around 9.45pm yesterday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to help them track down the suspect, who is described as being around 6ft tall with a sturdy build.

He was wearing a dark-coloured zipper jacket, a dark beanie hat and spoke with an Edinburgh accent.

A police spokesman said: “The victim was left understandably shaken by this incident but fortunately was not harmed.

“We are now eager to speak to anyone who was in or around Calder Road and witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the suspect.

“Similarly, anyone who can assist with our enquiries should also come forward immediately.

“Police will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area to engage with the local community and offer reassurance.

“Members of the public are encouraged to approach these officers and pass on any relevant information they may have.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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