Armed robbery leaves Joppa newsagent shaken

Police are looking for witnesses after the robbery. Picture: Julie Bull

Police are looking for witnesses after the robbery. Picture: Julie Bull

0
Have your say

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a newsagent’s in Joppa yesterday.

The incident happened at around 2.45pm when a man armed with a knife entered the newsagent’s on Joppa Road and threatened staff before making off with a three figure sum of cash and goods.

The suspect is described as male, white, aged between 40-50, and was wearing a black beanie style hat with white writing or logo on the front, a black 3/4 length jacket and black trousers.

Detective Constable Simon Berwick said: “This was a frightening experiencing for the shop worker involved who was left understandably shaken as a result of this incident.

“I would ask anyone who recognises the description of the suspect or who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the robbery to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.