A tanning salon was robbed at knife-point by a man dressed in black who rode away on a BMX style bike with a three-figure sum of cash.
The shop on Main Street, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh, was targeted at 11.40am on Wednesday.
The man entered the store and held a knife at the shop assistant demanding money.
He left the shop on a BMX-type bike and headed towards Ferry Road.
Nobody was injured in the incident but the staff member was left “extremely shocked”.
The suspect is described as being a thin man around 5 ft 5 ins tall. He was wearing a black beanie style hat, a black face mask, a black hooded top, black trousers rolled up to the knees and blue trainers.
Detective inspector Kevin Tait of CID said: “Thankfully the member of staff working within the shop was unhurt, but extremely shocked by the incident.
“We are looking to trace a man described as being around 5 ft 6 ins tall, of thin build. He was wearing a black beanie style hat, a black face mask, a black hooded top, black trousers rolled up to the knees and blue trainers.
“He left the shop on a BMX style bike, heading in the direction of Ferry Road.
“We are carrying out a review of CCTV and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area to come forward. We would like to hear from motorists who have dash-cam, you may have captured something that could be of assistance to us.
“Anyone who has information that will assist this investigation is asked to contact us through 101 quoting reference number 1172 of September 1, 2021 Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”