Armed robbers raid Canongate newsagent with knives

Police have launched inquiries into the robbery.Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Police have launched inquiries into the robbery.Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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ARMED robbers wielding knives have held up a newsagents on High Street.

Four masked men wearing construction hats raided the Canongate Store at around 6.40pm on Wednesday leaving the lone shopkeeper “terrified”.

They made off into Bulls Close with a four-figure sum of money and a plastic box containing a two-figure sum of money.

Officers have now launched inquiries to identify those responsible.

The shopkeeper involved was 21-years-old.

Detective Constable Alison Wyllie said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the shopkeeper, though, fortunately, he was not injured during the robbery.

“The suspects were distinctively dressed and so anyone who recognises their description or who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the are is urged to contact police immediately.

The first suspect is described as white, in his early twenties, 6ft tall with a medium build. He was wearing a high-vis jacket with a silver hooded top underneath and grey cotton bottoms.

The second suspect is describes as white and wearing a high-vis jacket with a hooded top underneath.

The third suspect is described as white, around 18-years-old, approximately 5ft 10ins tall and wearing a high-vis jacket.

The fourth suspect is described as white, around 16-years-old, approximately 5ft 4ins tall and wearing a black hooded top and bottoms.