Third teenager charged following OAP handbag robbery in Gilmerton

A third teenager has been charged following a robbery in Gilmerton in which an elderly woman had her handbag stolen.

A 79-year-old woman had her handbag stolen from her in Newtoft Street during the evening of Tuesday 8 January and was assisted by a member of the public, one of whom recovered the bag and its contents.

As a result of the police enquiries and in addition, to the arrest of the 16 and 14 year old yesterday, a further 16-year-old male has now been arrested and has been held in custody to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 14th January.

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Two youths charged following Gilmerton robbery

Inspector Graeme Nisbet said, ‘Three males have now been arrested in connection to the robbery. This type of incident is extremely rare and I want to reassure the public that officers will be continuing patrols in the Liberton and Gilmerton Area, I would like to thank the local community for all of their help during the investigation.”

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