Thursday, May 26, 2022
In BriefArmed robbery at Edinburgh video store

Armed robbery at Edinburgh video store

The man escaped with a three figure sum of money.

LAST night a lone female employee was subjected to an armed robbery at an Edinburgh video store.

The incident happened around 9pm yesterday at the Blockbusters on Great Junction Street.

A woman was working within the shop alone when a man entered and presented a broken bottle before demanding money.

The man then fled the store with a three-figure sum of cash and the employee contacted police.

The suspect is described as white, in his 30s, around 6ft tall with a large build. He was wearing a black beanie-hat, black baggy sports jacket, blue jeans and he spoke with a local accent.

A police spokesman said: “This was a very frightening experience for the store assistant and we are keen to hear from anyone who can help us identify this man.

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

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