Elderly man assaulted and robbed on own home

One of the women assaulted the man as she left the flat

A PENSIONER was assaulted by two women who forced their way into his home and robbed him.

The 78-year-old was attacked at around 1.10pm in the Leith area ofEdinburgh.

Two females rang his doorbell and tried to enter. The man did not recognise the females and immediately stood in front of the doorway to block their path, however they managed to push their way in.

They stole the man’s money before one of the females hit the man as they forced their way out of the building.

The man was left shaken but did not sustain any serious injuries and officers hunting for the pair.

The first suspect is described as being white, around 40 years old, around 5ft 6” tall, and of medium build.

She has dark hair scraped in a pony tail, and was wearing jeans and a dark blue hooded jumper.

The second suspect is described as being white, around 40 years, 5ft 6”-5ft 7”, heavy build, dark hair, scraped back in pony tail and wearing a denim jacket.

A police spokesperson said “while the victim was not seriously injured, he has understandably been left shaken by this incident.

“The streets around the property would have been busy with cars and people walking, and I would appeal to those in the area at the time to check whether they recognise the description of the two females.

“Officers are taking this incident extremely seriously, and we will conduct a full and thorough investigation to ensure that these suspects are traced.

“General home safety advice is always available on our websites, and our Safer Community Teams can visit to provide specific crime safety tips to anyone who wishes it.”


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