Man arrested after armed robbery at jewellers

Laing The Jeweller on Frederick Street was robbed on Monday morning. Pic: Greg Macvean
Laing The Jeweller on Frederick Street was robbed on Monday morning. Pic: Greg Macvean
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A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Laing the jeweller earlier this week.

Officers launched an investigation after Rolex watches worth more than £100,000 were stolen in the raid at the Frederick Street on Monday morning.

As part of our enquiries we also recovered a quantity of drugs and firearms.”

DI Grant Johnston

A man was detained following a search at a property in the city’s Chesser Grove yesterday, and has now been charged in connection with the incident.

Officers recovered a “significant quantity” of heroin with a street value of around £47,000, two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of cash.

A second man, aged 26, who is not believed to have been involved in the robbery, was arrested at the same property for firearms and drug-related offences. Both are due to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

Detective Inspector Grant Johnston said: “Following investigation officers have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery at Laing the Jeweller.

“As part of our enquiries we also recovered a quantity of drugs and firearms, and a second male has been arrested for these offences.

“I would also add that police are still attempting to trace the Rolex watches that were stolen from the jewellers and I would ask anyone who can provide information on their whereabouts to call police immediately on 101.”