Thug holds woman at knife point as he robs shop

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A WOMAN shopkeeper was left shaken after a thug held her at kniefpoint before robbing the shop.

 

The incident occurred around 7pm yesterday at the Dalry Newsagent on Dalry Road, Edinburgh.

 

The 39-year-old woman was working alone within the shop when a man entered and brandished a knife before demanding money.

 

Pic Katielee Arrowsmith/Deadline News..Lothian and Boarders Police

 

After stealing the contents of the till he then made off towards Gorgie Road.

 

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery at a city convenience store.

 

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

 

Police said the suspect was white, in her early twenties, around 5ft 7ins tall with a slim build. He was said to be wearing a grey hooded top with white stripes running down the sleeves, a black scarf covering his face, woolly gloves and black trousers.

 

Detective Constable Joyce Gunderson said: “Fortunately the shop assistant was not injured during the robbery, but this was a distressing ordeal and she was left understandably shaken.

 

“We are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in the Dalry Road area on Thursday evening, or anyone who recognises the description of the suspect.

 

“The male is believed to have been loitering outside the store and the nearby Bensons Bar just prior to the incident and so any patrons who believe they have information that can assist with our enquiries are asked to contact police immediately.”

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