Staff member left ‘shaken’ after armed robber raids shop

The masked man made off with a four-figure sum of cash from West Granton Community Shop in Edinburgh.

Staff member left ‘shaken’ after armed robber raids shop Police Scotland
Police: Officers are appealing for information.

A manhunt has been launched after a masked robber stole a four-figure sum of cash from a shop in Edinburgh.

The man made off with the money after brandishing a weapon at a member of staff.

The incident happened at West Granton Community Shop at around 12.10pm on Wednesday.

The suspect, who was described as white with facial hair, was wearing a cap, dark top, bottoms, trainers and a black face mask.

Detective sergeant Gavin Howat said: “Thankfully no one was injured during this incident but the staff member was left shaken. We believe the man was waiting in the vicinity prior to the incident.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I would ask anyone who recognises the description of the suspect to come forward immediately.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information which may be able to assist to get in touch.”

If you have any information, call 101.