Elderly shopkeeper hurt during raid

The shopkeeper was taken to the ERI
The shopkeeper was taken to the ERI
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AN elderly shopkeeper has suffered head injuries after being attacked during a robbery.

He was hurt after refusing to hand over his cash till to two men during the raid at Restalrig Village Store, on Restalrig Road South, at around 1.05pm on Thursday.

The shopkeeper was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Police are now keen to trace the suspects, who made off with a bundle of scratch cards.

The first suspect is described as white, late teens, 5ft 10in tall, slim build and wearing a woollen hat, multi toned black, grey and brown gilet and dark bottoms.

The second suspect is described as white, in his late teens, 5ft 6in tall, slim build and wearing a dark blue hooded top with Hollister California written across chest, dark blue beanie hat and dark coloured Fred Perry bottoms.

DS Robbie Wallace said: “This assault and robbery left the elderly victim with a head injury which required hospital treatment. We are urgently seeking anyone who was in the area of Restalrig Road South at around 1pm this afternoon, or who recognises the description of the suspect to get in touch with police on 101.”