Thieves battered a jewellery shop window in an attempt to steal up to £1 million of precious diamonds.
Goodwins, on Queensferry Street, was targeted between 5.20pm on Monday and 8.30am on Tuesday. However, their bid to snatch ruby rings and diamond bracelets costing up to £40,000 each was thwarted by bullet-proof glass and they left empty-handed.
Co-owner Joe Goodwin, 40, said: “My biggest concern was that they had got in, so it was a sense of relief that they had not gained access.”
It follows a spate of jewellery heists in the Capital, including a daylight raid on Hamilton & Inches, on George Street.
Mr Goodwin added: “We don’t shock easily, it’s more a sense of irritation.”