Pizza stolen from de­liv­ery men

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By LUCINDA CAMERON

Po­lice are hunt­ing youths who stole pizza after rob­bing two de­liv­ery driv­ers, one of them at knife-point.

In the first in­ci­dent a 50-yearold man was de­liv­er­ing piz­zas to an ad­dress in West­field Av­enue in Ed­in­burgh when a group of young peo­ple con­fronted him and de­manded he hand over the food.

He gave them the or­der and the sus­pects, who were wear­ing dark cloth­ing, made off down West­field Road to­wards Wickes. The in­ci­dent hap­pened at 8:20pm on Tues­day.

The fol­low­ing evening a 40-year-old man was de­liv­er­ing pizza in West­field Road at around 7:45pm when three male youths ap­proached him and grabbed at his de­liv­ery bag.

The driver strug­gled with them and one of the sus­pects pro­duced a knife. The three youths, thought to be aged around 17 and also wear­ing dark cloth­ing, then es­caped with the piz­zas to­wards Alexan­der Drive. De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Joyce Gun­der­son said: “While nei­ther driver was in­jured dur­ing th­ese rob­beries, both were left alarmed after be­ing con­fronted and threat­ened by the youths in­volved and we are cur­rently look­ing to es­tab­lish if both in­ci­dents are linked.

“Any­one who re­mem­bers see­ing any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity in the West­field area on the evenings of Tues­day 7 and Wed­nes­day 8 Novem­ber is asked to con­tact po­lice im­me­di­ately.”

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