Appeal following robbery in Galashiels

Published 19 January 2018

Police in the Borders are investigating following a robbery on the Black Path, Galashiels.

The incident happened at approximately 12.30pm on Monday, January 15, when a 25-year-old man was walking along the Black Path near to ASDA. 

He was then approached by three unknown men, one of which assaulted him.

The attack caused a number of items to drop from the 25-year-old’s pockets, which were then picked up and taken by the three men.  The three were last seen walking away from the town centre, towards Langlee.

The 25-year-old sustained a head injury, however he did not require medical attention.

Police were contacted and CID officers are now investigating.

The suspects are described as being in their mid-twenties and wearing dark clothing including hooded tops.  Two of the men were wearing hats and all three spoke with local accents.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Halls of Galashiels CID said:  “This was a frightening attack on a lone man, who subsequently had a number of items stolen from him.

“We are eager to trace the three men responsible as soon as possible.  I would ask anyone who was in the Black Path area around lunchtime on Monday, January 15, and saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience.”

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