Men hunted after Ladbrokes raid

A four-figure sum was taken from Ladbrokes

A four-figure sum was taken from Ladbrokes

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TWO men are being hunted after making off with a four-figure sum during a raid on a bookmakers.

The robbers vaulted the counter before threatening a member staff and demanding money.

After fleeing from the Gorgie Road branch of Ladbrokes, they ran into the rear gardens at Westfield Road before last being spotted in Stevenson Road.

Police are calling on anyone with information on the robbery – which took place around 9.15am on Saturday – to come forward.

The first suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s. He is around 5ft 5in in height with a broad, athletic build. He was wearing a grey/blue hooded top, dark jogging bottoms and white training shoes.

The second suspect is also described as a white man in his late 20s. He is around 5ft 5in in height with a slim build. He was wearing a grey hooded top with yellow logo on left breast, dark jogging bottoms and black training shoes.

Detective Sergeant John Graham said: “Both men had weapons in their possession and caused extreme distress to staff members on duty whilst carrying out this robbery. We are keen to hear from anyone who can help us in tracing theses individual.

“Anyone who was in the Gorgie Road area of Edinburgh at around 9.15am on Saturday morning and remembers seeing anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.