Three hunted after raid on newsagents

Police are looking for three men.  Picture: Hemedia
Police are looking for three men. Picture: Hemedia
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POLICE are hunting three men who raided an Edinburgh newsagents for cigarettes.

The robbery happened around 11am on Saturday at the Marionville Newsagent, Marionville Road.

A 63-year-old man was working alone inside when a male entered and threatened the staff member.

He then stole a quantity of cigarettes, with the help of a second male who had entered the store.

A third male was outside the store as a lookout. All three then made off into Dalgety Avenue and were lost to sight.

Police are now urging any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Graham Grant said: “The member of staff was not injured during this incident, however is understandably shaken up.

“We are keen to trace the suspects as soon as possible and would ask members of the public to get in touch if they remember seeing any suspicious activity in or around the Marionville Road area on Saturday morning.

“Anyone who can help us identify the male responsible for this robbery is also asked to contact police immediately.”

The first suspect is described as white, 25-30-years-old, 5ft 10ins tall, medium build, wearing a black beanie hat, black gloves, black top with white toggle, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

The second suspect is described as white, 17-19-years-old, 5ft 7ins tall, slim build, dark coloured top with hood, dark tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

The third suspect is described as white, 17-19-years-old, 5ft 7ins tall, dark hair, wearing a grey hooded top with “OSAKA” written on the front, dark tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.