KNIFE-wielding robbers stormed an Edinburgh off-licence and attempted to steal money from a safe.
A 27-year-old woman was working alone at the Winehouse store onSlateford Roadat 8.30pm on Thursday when three men entered.
One of the men produced a knife and the group demanded money from the safe. However, the safe was on a time delay and the suspects were unable to gain access.
A female customer then walked into the store and the three men made off, stealing some of the shop assistant’s personal belongings as they left.
Detectives are now keen to speak with anyone who can help them identify those responsible.
The first suspect is described as white, late teens or early 20s, 5ft 10ins tall with a medium build.
He was wearing a light-coloured hooded top with the hood up, a grey clothing garment obscuring his face and lime green gloves.
The second suspect is described as white, early 20s, 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build.
He was a navy-coloured hooded top with a Heart of Midlothian FC scarf covering his face.
The third suspect is described only as white, wearing a dark hooded top and a scarf covering his face.
All three spoke with Scottish accents.
A police spokesman said: “This was undoubtedly a terrifying experience for the shop assistant as she was faced with three men intent on stealing money from the store’s safe.
“While they were unsuccessful in this attempt, they were able to make off with the woman’s belongings and we are carrying out enquiries to trace these men.
“Anyone who remembers seeing the suspects in the area prior to, or following the robbery is asked to contact police immediately.
“Similarly, anyone with any other information that can assist police with their enquiries is also asked to come forward.”