Armed robbery on Lothian Bus sparks police probe

The incident happened on the number 25. Picture; Google
The incident happened on the number 25. Picture; Google
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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information to assist them with an investigation into an attempted armed robbery on a public bus in the Dalry area.

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Police are appealing for information regarding an armed robbery.

Police are appealing for information regarding an armed robbery.

The incident occurred at around 7.15pm on Wednesday October 26 on board a number 25 bus, travelling between Leith Walk and Dalry Road.

Officers are very keen to trace a man that officers believe to be a key witness in the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the man, or those may have information about this incident, to come forward.

The man sought by police is described as white, in his thirties, 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, of medium build, with closely shaved hair.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black hooded insulated jacket which had a lighter trim, black trousers, and dark trainers with a lighter coloured sole.

He was carrying a black Nike drawstring bag and a bottle of water. He was last seen alighting from the bus at Dalry Road.

While there is no evidence to suggest that the men being sought was involved in the crime, officers believe that he may have vital information that could assist them with their investigation.

Detective Constable Gavin Howat of Corstorphine CID said: “We’ve conducted enquiries and collected evidence but we’re still eager to speak to this man about the incident. We would urge him to get in touch with us or anyone who can help us trace him is asked to come forward.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report tho Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

A man has appeared in court charged with the offence.