Gang robs La Favorita pizza takeaway

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A GANG of criminals have carried out a smash-and-grab raid on a popular city takeaway.

The three men, believed to be wearing balaclavas, took a sledgehammer to the front door of the La Favorita takeaway in Brighton Place, Portobello, at around 4.50am on Tuesday.

La Favorita was broken into. Picture: Ian Rutherford

La Favorita was broken into. Picture: Ian Rutherford

They then grabbed around £200 from the till before driving off in a stolen car.

Last night a spokeswoman for La Favorita confirmed their Portobello store had been broken into early on Tuesday morning.

She said: “They went through the front door with a sledgehammer. This is the second time it’s happened, but the first time they did it they didn’t get anything.”