Appeal after East Lothian knifepoint robbery


POLICE in East Lothian are appealing for information after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Tranent yesterday.

The incident happened around 5pm, on a footpath that links the town with Prestonpans, known locally as the Heugh.

The 36-year-old victim was walking his dog when he was approached by two men, and threatened at knifepoint.  He handed over a hundreds of pounds of cash and his bank card, before the pair made off towards Meadow Mill, Prestonpans.

Both suspects are described as white, around 20-years-old, 5ft 10ins tall, with short dark coloured hair.

The first man is described as having a medium build, and wearing a grey lightweight jacket with a hood, and dark blue jeans.

The second man is described as having a medium build, and wearing a navy blue hooded top, and light blue jeans.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “While the victim was not injured, he was left shaken as a result of what happened, and we are appealing for any information that can help us trace the two suspects.

“Anyone who was in the area of the Heugh around 5pm yesterday, who saw the two suspects there, should contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone else who recognises their descriptions, or who has any information that can assist our inquiries, should also get in touch.”


Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

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