Man injured in Prestonpans robbery

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Appeal has been made for witnesses following an assault and robbery in Prestonpans over the weekend.

The incident happened around 10.50pm on Sunday in Ayres Wynd at the junction with the High Street.

A 42-year-old man was waiting at a bus stop when a male approached and restrained him while a second male then struck him to the face.

The victim fell to the ground and both suspects removed personal items from his pockets before making off towards Port Seton.

After giving chase for a short time, the man then contacted police who are now asking anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

The first suspect is described as white, late teens, around 5ft 10ins tall with a slim build and wearing a light grey hooded top and dark trousers.

The second suspect us described as white, late teens around 5ft 9ins tall and wearing a dark hooded top and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Sergeant Dave Reilly said: “The victim has sustained a painful injury to his mouth before being robbed and we are keen to hear from anyone who can help us trace those responsible.

“Anyone who was on Prestonpans High Street on Sunday evening and remembers seeing anything suspicious.

“In addition, anyone who recognises the description or who has more information relevant to this investigation is also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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