Thieves stab 16-year-old boy and steal mobile phone and iPod

A teenager was stabbed as thieves robbed him and his friend of a mobile phone and an iPod on Friday night in the Trinity area of Edinburgh.

The 16-year-old victims were walking under East Trinity Road, near to Bangholm recreation grounds, when they approached by two suspects at around 9pm.

One of the thieves, described as between 18 and 19 years old with an Edinburgh accent, was carrying a knife and demanded the girl and boy hand over their belongings.

The boy was stabbed as the thieves made off with a phone and handbag containing an iPod, purse and other personal belongings.

Lothian and Borders Police, who were alerted to the assault and robbery shortly after 9pm, are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Both of the suspects are described as white males, aged between 18 and 19 years old and had Edinburgh accents. One is thought to be about 5’9″ tall and of a slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark or black-coloured hooded top. the other suspect thouoght to be 5’8″ tall, with short blond or fair hair. He was wearing a light-coloured hooded top.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

Thieves stab 16-year-old boy and steal mobile phone and iPod


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