A 22-year-old man sustained a cut to his arm and had his electric bike stolen after being attacked in Midlothian.
The man was assaulted at around 9.45pm on Friday night after being approached by three men – one of whom was brandishing a weapon – while he was riding his Sur-Ron LBX off-road grey electric motorbike along Bogwood Road in Mayfield, near the roundabout.
One of the men assaulted him and then all three ran off with his bike and bag towards Pinewood Road.
The suspects, all of whom had local Midlothian accents, are described as follows:
1. White, 19-years-old, 5 ft 10 in height, of slim build and had short dark ginger hair, wearing a grey tracksuit.
2. White, 19-years-old, 5 ft 7 in height, of slim build and had short black hair, wearing a blue North Face jacket.
3. White, 19-years-old, 6 ft in height, of a muscular build and had short black hair, wearing a blue jacket and black trousers.
Detective sergeant James Welsh of Dalkeith CID, said: “The Bogwood Road area of Mayfield is busy with pedestrians and vehicles and I am sure that someone would have seen this robbery taking place.
“If you have any information that could assist our investigation, then please contact police. We’d ask motorists who were in the area around 9.45 pm to check their dash-cam footage in case it captured the robbery.
“Please call police via 101 quoting reference number 4401 of Friday, 3 March 2023. Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”