Man held after armed robbery at Laing jeweller

One man has been detained by police.  Picture: Julie Bull

One man has been detained by police. Picture: Julie Bull

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Police investigating the armed robbery of a city-centre jewellery store on Monday have detained a man in Chesser while searching a property.

£100,000 worth of merchandise, including Rolex watches worth £50,000, were stolen from Frederick Street jeweller Laing.

Eyewitnesses earlier reported a significant police presence at Chesser Grove, with several police vehicles in attendance.

Detective Inspector Grant Johnston said: “As part of an ongoing investigation into the armed robbery at a city centre jewellery store officers from Police Scotland carried out a search of a property in Chesser Grove on Thursday 5th March.

“A male has currently been detained and enquiries are continuing.”