Man robbed at knifepoint while waiting for bus as police launch probe

A 59-year-old man was robbed of his rucksack by the suspect who had a black hoodie and his face covered.

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A man has been robbed at knifepoint while sitting at a bus stop in Edinburgh.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the man was attacked around 10.45pm on Wednesday between West Granton Road and West Harbour Road.

The 59-year-old was approached by a man who had his face covered and was carrying a knife at the Granton Square bus stop.

The victim’s rucksack containing a laptop and personal items was stolen.

The suspect, described as black, in his 20s, 5ft 9in height, of skinny build and wearing a black hoodie tied tightly around his face, ran off towards Granton Crescent Park.

Detective constable Cam McDonald, Costorphine CID, said: “I would ask anyone who was in the area and who either saw the robbery or a man fitting the description in the area between 10.30pm and 10.45pm to get in touch with police.

“I’d also be keen to hear from anyone driving in that area around the time, if they have dash-cam, to check it in case it has captured any footage that may assist our investigation.

“Information can be passed to police via 101 quoting reference number 4484 of Wednesday, May 3 2023 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”