Five in court after Tollcross bank raid

The bank robery happened at the RBS on Home Street. Picture: Lizzy Buchan

The bank robery happened at the RBS on Home Street. Picture: Lizzy Buchan

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Five men appeared on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today charged with assault and robbery, following a bank raid in Edinburgh city centre.

Aaron Brannan, 23, Jason Britton, 22, Jason Yendall, 29, from Manchester and Gordon McLay, 31, and Alistair Oliver, 30, from Midlothian appeared separately in private before Sheriff Alistair Noble.

The robbery happened at lunchtime. Pic: Lizzy Buchan

The robbery happened at lunchtime. Pic: Lizzy Buchan

It follows the alleged robbery at RBS in Tollcross.

No plea or declaration was made on their behalf and the case was continued for further inquiry. The men were all remanded in custody.

Police are on the scene in Tollcross.

Police are on the scene in Tollcross.