Appeal following assault and robbery in Perth

Police Scotland is appealing for information following the assault and robbery of a taxi driver in Perth.

An 86-year-old male taxi driver dropped off a male customer in the car park area outside Potterhill Gardens Flats, Perth, between 11.30am and noon on Sunday, 10 September, 2023.

The man assaulted the driver and demanded he hand over money.

Police Constable Hoskins said: “The taxi driver was left extremely shaken by this incident.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we are keen to trace a member of the public who intervened in the incident.

“I would ask this member of the public or anyone else who has any information which could assist us to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 1747 of Sunday, 10 September, 2023.


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A 39 year old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for vandalism after damaging a bench and setting fire to rubber flooring at Seven Acres Park, Newhouse Road, Perth on Sunday 17th September.

A 24year old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for theft of a silver Mazda 3 from Crieff Road, Perth on Wednesday 13th September. The vehicle has been recovered.

A 55 year old man was arrested for racially aggravated conduct in Leslie Court, Perth on Friday 15th September.

A 44 year old man was arrested and remanded in custody for breaking in to Taybank Hotel, Tay Terrace, Dunkeld on Saturday 16th September. He was also found to have stolen property from The Birnam Hotel and The Atholl Arms Hotel.

A 30 year old woman was arrested for making false calls to the emergency services in Kincardine Road, Crieff on Wednesday 13th September.

During the last week 2 drivers have been found to be without insurance, 1 had no licence and 1 had no MOT



About 12:45am, Wednesday 20th September, an attempt was made to break in to a house in Ross Avenue, Perth. Suspect is described as a male, slim build, about 6’2”, wearing dark clothing. He was seen to leave the scene in an Audi motor car similar to a Q2 or Q5 model. (CR/200807/23)

Between 11pm, Sunday 17th and 4am, Tuesday 18th September, a fluorescent orange kayak was stolen from Main Street, Perth. (CR/178541/23)

About 1730 hours, Sunday 17th September, an E bike was stolen from Rose Terrace, Perth. The suspect is described as a tall, white male with short, light brown hair, wearing a brown top or jacket and carrying a green jerry can. The bike was recovered in Proudfoot Court, Bridgend, Perth. (CR/177146/23)

Between 11:30pm, Tuesday 19th and 2:30am, Wednesday 20th September, a silver Porsche 911 GT3 and a Mercedes A180 were stolen from Station Road, Longforgan. Both vehicles have since been recovered. (CR/200806/23)

Between 5pm, Wednesday 13th and 8:30am, Thursday 14th September, a set of golf clubs in a black Calloway bag were stolen from a black Ford Fiesta parked in Station Road, Crook of Devon. (CR/176888/23)

About 2pm, Friday 15th September, a male was disturbed having broken in to a property in Seaforth Drive, Kinross. The suspect is described as a white male, about 6ft tall, late 20’s with dark eyes and hair. He was wearing blue jeans, white trainers, a dark jumper, a North Face gilet and a black baseball cap. He left the area in a blue Toyota 4×4 (CR/175752/23)


Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.