Detectives are on the hunt for two women who pretended to be police officers to assault and rob a man in the middle of an Edinburgh street.
The con artists struck outside the Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Leith at around 7.10pm on Friday.
The 43-year-old victim was accosted as he crossed Ocean Drive.
The women claimed to be officers, took a hold of him and then searched him before walking off.
He later discovered a three-figure sum of money was missing from his wallet.
Both women are believed to be aged around 40 years old.
One of the women, who was around 5ft 9in and had a stocky build, had shoulder-length blonde hair tied up and was wearing a blue puffa-style jacket.
The other, around 6ft with a slim build, had long brown hair and was wearing a black puffa-style jacket.
Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses.
Detective constable Joanne Robertson said: “There were a number of people around when this incident happened and we are appealing for them to get in touch if they saw what happened.
“In particular we are keen to speak to two men who were at or near a bus stop at the time and are believed to have taken a number 200 Lothian bus.
“If you saw what happened, or anything suspicious around that time of the evening, then please contact Police Scotland on 101.”