Appeal launched after robbery at post office involving teen

Milton Road West Post Office, in Edinburgh, was robbed by a teenager at around 7.20am on Sunday.

Appeal launched after robbery at Edinburgh post office involving teen © Google Maps 2024

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at a post office in Edinburgh.

The incident occurred around 7.20am on Sunday in Milton Road West Post Office, when a man threatened a member of staff and demanded he hand over money.

The suspect then made off in the direction of Duddingston Park with a two-figure sum of cash.

Police confirmed the member of staff was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early 20’s, 5’7” to 5’8” and of slim to medium build.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a two-tone black and grey hooded zipper top, light blue Nike Joggers with a white motif on the left thigh, black and white Nike trainers, and was carrying a cross-body bag.

Detective inspector Kevin Tait from Edinburgh Division CID said: “The member of staff has been left badly shaken by this incident and it is vital that we trace the person involved.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the suspect in the surrounding area before or after the robbery this morning to please get in touch.

“We would also urge any motorists with dash-cams who were nearby to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance to our enquiries.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0788 of Sunday, 24 September, 2023. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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