Greenlaw teenager robbed by two men

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

A teenager was robbed in Greenlaw early on Sunday morning after being threatened by two men.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident.

At around 12.30am on Sunday, June 26, a 15-year-old male was walking alone on an unnamed lane near to the Blackadder Caravan Park having been out with friends earlier in the evening.

As he walked towards Duns Road he noticed two males approaching from the opposite direction. They stopped him and demanded that he hand over his personal belongings including his wallet and acted in a threatening manner.

Fearing for his safety the teen handed over the items after which both suspects fled the scene on foot.

Local officers are now appealing for information to help trace the suspects and are seeking the assistance of the public.

The first suspect is described as white, around 6ft tall, possibly in his early 20s, of slim build, with shoulder length blond hair, and had a distinctive lip piercing. He was wearing black clothing, including a black jacket with a circular logo on the left chest area.

The second suspect was also white, with facial stubble, and was wearing grey clothing.

Detective Constable Callum Peoples, based at Galashiels police station, said: “We are pursuing various lines of inquiry and are now seeking the assistance of the public to swiftly trace these individuals.

“Fortunately, the victim was able to provide us with strong descriptions of the suspects and I’m hopeful that someone in the local community will have vital information.

“Anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the Duns Road area on Saturday night or in the early hours of Sunday is asked to contact police immediately on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”