Police hunt armed man after shop robbery

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Duddingston Park and heard or saw anything suspicious, to contact them on 101 Picture: TSPL

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Duddingston Park and heard or saw anything suspicious, to contact them on 101 Picture: TSPL

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A MAN armed with a knife escaped with a four-figure sum of cash after robbing a shop.

The man demanded the money from terrified staff at Scotmid in Duddingston Park just before 9pm on Saturday night.

They handed over the cash before the suspect fled into the vennel across from Niddrie Mill Avenue.

Police described the suspect as white, 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, and possibly a ‘Nike’ logo on his left breast, black jogging bottoms, white trainers, black gloves, and black scarf around face.

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “The staff were left traumatised by the event and the man escaped with a four figure sum of cash.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Duddingston Park and heard or saw anything suspicious, to contact police on 101.”