Mar 122012

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in East Lothian.

The incident happened around 9.50am on Friday (9th Match) in Ormiston.

A 32-year-old man had just left the Post Office and was in possession of a three-figure sum of money when two men approached him from out of the rear archway of the building.

One of the men grabbed hold of the victim while the other robbed him of his money.

Both then ran off across Main Street, past the Co-Operative store and through the square arched vennel before being lost to sight.

Police are now urging anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward.

The first suspect is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a light blue hooded top with the hood up and a dark-coloured scarf covering the lower half of his face. He spoke with a local accent.

The second suspect is described as white, 5ft 5is tall with a skinny build and wearing a light grey hooded top with the hood up, a dark-coloured scarf covering the lower half of his face and white trainers.

A police spokesman said: “The victim was completely uninjured during this robbery. However, he was left very distressed at the theft of his money and we are eager to trace those responsible.

“Anyone who was on Main Street on Friday morning and remembers seeing anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, if anyone can help identify the suspects, they are also asked to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.