A 22-year-old man was hit with a metal pole and punched by thieves who took his wallet on Thursday morning in Edinburgh.
He was walking along Meadow Lane between 12.30am and 1am when he was attacked by two men.
The pair started a conversation with the man before hitting him with the pole before punching him and taking his wallet.
Lothian and Borders Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward with information about the incident which left the 22-year-old with bruising and swelling to his face and legs.
Both suspects were described as white, aged between 25 and 30-years-old and with local accents. One was 6ft 2ins tall with a slim build, short brown hair and was wearing a white hooded top. His accomplice was shorter at 5ft 10ins tall with a medium to stocky build, a blond shaven head and wearing a light-coloured top.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Cunningham said: "We are now eager to hear from anyone who may have been in the area in the early hours of Thursday and believes they saw something suspicious.”
Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.
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