Shop worker in hospital after armed robbery bid

The shop worker was taken to St John's Hospital. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The shop worker was taken to St John's Hospital. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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A shop worker was taken to hospital after an attempted armed robbery this morning.

Masked men - armed with a blade - entered Broomhouse Mini Market at around 7am and ordered a member of staff to open a safe.

The worker suffered a serious wrist injury and was taken to St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

Detective Sergeant Graham Grant said: “The thieves left empty-handed from Broomhouse Mini Market but this was a very serious incident and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full extent of what happened.

“We believe that the men left through the rear door of the shop into Broomhouse Place North and urge anyone who knows something that might assist with our investigation to get in touch straight away.”

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