Robber threatens employee with knife at Costcutter

The man made off with a quantity of money towards Princes Street in Edinburgh.

A man threatened a worker with a knife before stealing money from a shop in Edinburgh.

The incident took place in a Costcutter store on Lothian Road when the man entered at around 2.45am on Thursday.

He then produced the knife and and demanded money from the till before making off on foot with a small quantity of cash.

When last seen he was heading in the direction on Princes Street.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms, grey woollen gloves and his face was covered with black sunglasses and a red scarf.

Detective Sergeant Keith Taylor, of Edinburgh CID, said: “Thankfully nobody has been injured as a result of this incident but the member of staff has been left evidently shaken.

“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, I would ask that if anyone noticed a man matching this description or anyone acting suspicious in the area to get in contact with police.

“I would also ask if anyone has any dashcam or CCTV footage of the surrounding area and may have information that could assist with our investigation to come forward.”

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