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The incident took place around 3pm on Sunday, September 30, near Gorgie War Memorial Hall in Westfield Street, with police now appealing to the public for information.
Woman hurt in carjacking while putting shopping in boot
A 77-year-old woman was loading shopping into her red Toyota Yaris when she was approached by a man who claimed that there was a fault with her vehicle.
The woman sustained a cut to her head was also left with a serious injury to her arm on falling to the ground.
The man had taken the keys from her and stolen the car, which was subsequently recovered around 1pm on Monday, October 1, by officers in Edinburgh.
The 77-year-old pensioner was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service, where she was released after treatment.
The man is described as white, of medium build, aged 25 to 35, around 5ft 8-9ins tall, wearing a dark-coloured baseball cap, a blue sports-style top and jeans.
Detective Sergeant Ross Nicol of Corstorphine CID said: This was a frightening attack in a busy area in broad daylight, and I want to thank the people who came to the womans aid.
Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2411 of 30th September, or report this anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A pensioner was attacked by a man who then stole her car while she was loading shopping into the boot.
A 77-year-old woman was loading shopping into her red Toyota Yaris when she was approached by a man who claimed there was a fault with her car.
Officers believe the man is white, between 25 and 35 years old and was wearing a dark baseball cap, a blue sports top and jeans.
Sergeant Ross Nicol said: “This was a frightening attack in a busy area in broad daylight and I want to thank the people who came to the womans aid.