Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Whitehill on Wednesday, September 5.
The incident occurred between 2.50pm and 3pm in the wooded area to the rear of Champney Close.
The victim, a 54-year-old man, had arranged to meet a man to buy some furniture.
When the victim arrived at Champney Close, he saw a man in an alleyway who directed him to walk along the alleyway to get to the house he was looking for.
The victim then saw three people jogging towards him wearing balaclavas. The four men pushed the victim to the ground and threatened him with a knife.
They stole money, a bank card, a lottery ticket and a mobile phone before running off into the woods.
The first man who spoke with the victim is described as:
- Mid 20s
- Medium build
- Short fair hair
- About 5ft 10 tall
- He was a smart looking man wearing a beige/brown t-shirt and shorts and a baseball cap in a similar colour. He was also wearing trainers.
The other suspects have all been described as white and around 5 ft 10 tall although one was notably bigger than the others. They were wearing hooded tops with the hoods up and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms.
Detective Constable Ewan Gardner said: "I would like to reassure members of the public that this is being treated as an isolated incident. This was a nasty robbery against a man who had been tricked to the location.
"I am keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious. Did you see a group of four men in the area on Wednesday afternoon? Did you see men running off towards the woods at about 3pm?"