Elderly Mayfield couple robbed

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly couple were robbed at their home in Mayfield this morning (Friday).

The incident happened around midnight at an address in Oak Crescent.

A 74-year-old man had got off a number three bus at around 11.30pm on Thursday and returned to his house. A short time later a male called at the door before pushing past the victim and stealing two bags containing various tools from inside.

The suspect then made off on foot.

The man did not sustain any injury during the incident, nor did his wife, who was also within the property.

Local officers are now conducting various lines of enquiry to trace the male responsible and anyone who can assist in identifying this individual is asked to come forward.

He is described as white, 20-30-years-old, over 6ft tall with a medium build and wearing a hooded top and jeans.

Inspector John Kerr said: “We believe this may have been an opportunistic robbery and that the suspect has followed the victim back to his home after he alighted the number three bus.

“As such, I would ask that anyone who remembers seeing a man matching the description of the male, or saw any suspicious activity in or around Oak Crescent to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with any further information relevant to this ongoing investigation is also asked to get in touch with us.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.