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Knife point robber is being hunted by Edinburgh police

On Sunday the 13th July 2010 a 22 year old man was robbed at knife point as he was walking in the city centre of Edinburgh. The male victim was walking in the high street and going up the steps from Market Street to North Bank Street at approximately 10:50pm, he was then approached by thief and threatened with a knife. The thief was after cash and demanded that the victim cough up before he took off up the stairs into the High Street.

Unfortunately no one has been caught for this crime however police are appealing for anyone that may have seen anything at the time of the robbery or in the event they were in the area at the time of the incident. The police are now asking for any witnesses to come forward in order to help with the investigation therefore you are asked to contact Lothian and Border police on 0131 311 3131 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on this number; 0800 555 111.

Luckily in this case the victim managed to escape without any injuries however the police have a description of the thief; the victim has described the suspect as a white male, he is thought to be from Scotland, approximately thirty to forty years old, around five foot nine inches tall, a relatively stocky frame, light brown hair that is very thin and short in length. The suspect has also been described as wearing dark trouser bottoms and a dark coloured sports jacket that has a zip located in the middle of it.

Police are urging those that recognise the description to come forward and inform them on the numbers as above in order to bring the thief to justice. Due to the nature of the crime and the fact he was harbouring a knife the suspect is relatively dangerous and should not be approached by members of the public who recognise him. Without help from members of the public this thief may never get caught therefore if you have any information or can help the police with their investigation please do so. The victim may have escaped on this occasion however the story could have been very different if the suspect had chosen to use his weapon which could have caused very serious injury to the victim or other members of the public.