Axe-wielding raiders rob Greggs bakery

Police are hunting two armed men who robbed a Greggs bakery in Edinburgh. Pic: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Police are hunting two armed men who robbed a Greggs bakery in Edinburgh. Pic: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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TWO men armed with an axe are being hunted after robbing a Greggs bakery in the Capital.

The men forced their way into the store on Boswall Parkway, in Granton, just before 6am this morning after a female shop assistant arrived at the premises to open up the store by raising the shutters and unlocking the front door.

After pushing in behind the terrified assistant the men then stole an undisclosed amount of cash before running off in the direction of Crewe Place.

One suspect was then seen getting into a vehicle, described as a dark hatchback, which was lost to sight at the junction of Crewe Place and Pilton Avenue.

The first suspect is described as white, 5ft 10in, early 20s, slight build, and was wearing dark clothing with the hood up and a black balaclava or a scarf covering his face. He was also wearing gloves and spoke with a local accent.

The second suspect is described as white, early 20s, 5ft 8in, slight build, and was wearing a red hooded top with the hood up and dark body warmer on top, a scarf over his face up to his nose, and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Constable Alison Wyllie from Police Scotland said: “This was a terrifying experience for the female assistant who was opening up the shop alone and in the early hours of the morning. We ask that anyone who recognises the description of the suspect or witnessed events unfold, to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.