Man charged after 84-year-old robbed in Leith

A 42-year-old man has been charged following the robbery of an 84-year-old man in Leith.

The incident happened at around 3.25pm on Tuesday in Constitution Street and resulted in the victim being robbed of a three-figure sum of cash.

A statement released today by police said: “As a result of inquiries conducted by Gayfield CID, the 42-year-old was charged and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday 15th February.”

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The incident took place in Constitution Street, Leith. Pic: Google Maps/Police Scotland