Appeal after robbery in Livingston

Published 16 September 2019

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following an assault and robbery in Livingston.

The incident happened around 12am on Monday 16th September, outside an address in Granby Avenue.

A 33-year-old man was walking to his car when a male approached and demanded he hand over his mobile phone.

The victim refused and was kicked and pulled to the ground, at which time the phone fell to the ground and the suspect stole it.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace this individual and anyone who recognises him is asked to come forward.

He is described as being black, mid-twenties, 5ft 10ins with a slim build, a short stubble beard and wearing a black jacket and black jeans.

Detective Constable Kenny Alexander from Livingston CID said: "The victim sustained minor injures during this incident and is also very upset at the theft of his mobile. We are pursuing a number of local lines of inquiry to identify the suspect.

"If you believe you know who this man is, or can help us trace him, please contact police immediately.

"We would also be keen to hear from anyone who was within Granby Avenue during the late evening of Sunday or early hours of Monday and saw this robbery take place."

Those with information can contact Livingston CID via 101 and quote incident number 018 of the 16th September. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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