A delivery driver was threatened with a “firearm” and robbed of his moped by two teenagers while working in Edinburgh.
Officers were alerted to the incident on Murrayburn Gardens around 11pm on Monday.
The delivery driver was dropping off an order at a property when he noticed a young male had gotten onto his moped.
The victim asked the youth to get off when another male youth appeared and threatened him with what appeared to be a firearm.
The youths took the victim’s phone and moped keys before making off on the vehicle towards Westside Plaza.
Police were contacted and the moped was recovered two hours later in Morvenside in the Wester Hailes area.
An appeal has now been launched to track the teens involved in the “terrifying” incident.
The first suspect is described as a white male, aged 15 to 16 years old, of skinny build and wearing a black balaclava, a black jacket, black joggers, black shoes and black gloves.
The second suspect is described as a white male, aged 15 to 16 years old, 5ft 9, of skinny build and wearing a black balaclava, a black jacket, black joggers, black shoes and black gloves.
Both teens were described as having Scottish accents and being “softly spoken”.
Detective inspector Kevin Tait said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim and it is vital that we trace the two individuals responsible.
“We are appealing for anyone who was in Murrayburn Gardens or the surrounding area on Monday evening who may have noticed anything suspicious to please get in touch.
“We would also urge anyone with private CCTV or dash-cam footage of two males riding on a moped in the Wester Hailes area to pass this on to officers.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3790 of Monday, February 5, 2024. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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