Police launch hunt for robber targeting women in Meadows

The Meadows

Police have launched an online appeal after two robbery incidents in the Meadows area of Edinburgh.

Police believe the two incidents are connected and the robber appears to be targeting young women in the area.

The robber was described as a young adult male and believed to be Scottish.

The first incident occurred on Sunday October 7th at 2am where two females, aged 22 and 20, were threatened by the robber.

The robber stole the 22-year-old’s mobile and made his getaway on a bicycle.

And later that day at around 8pm, the robber made a second attack where he threatened a 23-year-old woman and stole another phone from the victim near the Meadow’s tennis courts.

The suspect was described as wearing a hoodie but described as grey in the first incident and then black in the second. However, he was known to be wearing a balaclava in both cases.

Detective Inspector Bruce Coutts said: “These were shocking incidents which we’re currently treating as linked and, as part of our ongoing enquiries, we’re urging anyone with information which may be able to help to get in touch.

“Other people were in the park at these times and are likely to have seen the suspect. We’d urge these people, or anyone who may recognise the suspect’s description, to come forward as soon as possible.

“I want to reassure the public that there will be an increase in high visibility police patrols in the area and would urge anyone who see’s suspicious behaviour to speak to an officer or call 101, always dialling 999 if you see a crime ongoing or if you believe a suspect is in the vicinity.”

EN4 News spoke with locals in Edinburgh to find out how safe they feel in the Meadows.

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