Police are investigating after a man was robbed in an Elgin woodland – with the culprit even wanting his dog.
The 20-year-old was in the woods near Brumley Brae last night with a dog, believed to be a cocker spaniel, when he was approached.
Officers said an attempt was made to take the dog, but only made off with the man’s personal belongings.
A section of the woodland was sealed off this morning as an investigation got under way.
A police spokeswoman said: “Around 7pm on Tuesday March 9, 2021, a 20-year-old man reported to police he had been the victim of a robbery on a path in the Brumley Brae area of Elgin.
“The man was not injured.
“The man had a dog with him and there was an attempt to take the dog which was unsuccessful.
“Personal belongings were taken.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”