West Lothian police hunt thugs who threatened teen and stole his mobile phone

Police in West Lothian are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed in Livingston.

The incident happened on Peel Path underpass near Eliburn Mini-market at Jackson Place at around 8.20pm on Wednesday, April 27.

The victim was walking through the underpass when he was stopped by two males who threatened him and stole his phone before running off along Peel Path towards Eagle Brae.

The 19-year-old man was not injured.

Both suspects were described as white, around 19 years old, of slim build, around 6ft tall and were wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects was riding a mountain bike.

Detective Constable Steven Smith, of Livingston CID, said: “I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident or saw people matching the descriptions acting suspiciously around the area to contact us.

“We are also keen for any local residents with private CCTV which could assist to contact officers.

“Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3429 of 27 April. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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