A MAN on a bike was assaulted and robbed in Haddington on Sunday evening.

The incident took place near Tynebank Road at about 9.30pm. Thankfully, the victim was not injured.

Police want to speak to three men, aged in their late teens or early twenties, in connection with the crime.

One is described as white, about 6ft tall, of slim build, wearing a dark-coloured hooded top.

The second is white, about 5ft 8ins tall, slim, and wearing a grey-coloured hooded top; while the third was also wearing a hooded top.

Detective Constable Jordan Kerr, of Police Scotland, who is leading enquiries, said: “This type of incident in this particular area is extremely rare and will therefore not be tolerated.

"I urge anyone who either saw the incident or has information which could help to contact police as soon as possible on 101 quoting ref. no. 0558 of September 9.

"Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain completely anonymous.

"We would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw these men or recognises their description to get in touch. I would also ask anyone who lives in the area to check their private CCTV incase anything useful has been captured."

Meanwhile, police say enquiries are ongoing regarding a housebreaking that took place to a property in the Waterside area of the town on Sunday evening.

Added Det Con Kerr: "At the moment we are keeping an open mind as to whether these incidents are linked, however I would also encourage anyone with information about this particular incident to get in touch."