Staff left 'shaken' after woman carries out robbery at newsagents

The woman, described as in her mid-20s, stole a number of items at the RS McColl's store in Dalkeith.

Staff left ‘shaken’ after woman carries out robbery at RS McColl’s store in Dalkeith, Midlothian Google Maps

Staff at a newsagents in Midlothian have been left “shaken” following a robbery.

Police were called to the RS McColl’s store in Jarnac Court, Dalkeith on Tuesday around 5.20pm.

Staff at the store were uninjured following the incident but officers said they were left “shaken” by the experience.

No money was taken but a number of items were stolen from behind the counter.

The suspect is described as being a woman in her mid-20s with a skinny build and dressed all in black, with a scarf or shawl covering her face and dark sunglasses.

She was also seen carrying a white plastic carrier bag.

Detective Constable Jack Wall, from Dalkeith CID, said: “We’re appealing for anyone who was in the Jarnac Court area around the time of the incident, and believes they may have seen the woman in question, to please come forward.

“Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 2413 of October 18. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”