Man arrested over armed theft in Ormiston

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A man has been arrested and charged following an armed robbery at a convenience story.

Staff were threatened and an airgun was fired during the incident at the Cooperative store in Ormiston last month.

A 23-year-old male member of staff sustained a minor injury during the robbery, which took place at 10.15pm on February 19.

Police said a 35-year-old man had now been arrested and charged and had been scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

In a statement, Police Scotland said: “Police in East Lothian have arrested and charged a 35-year-old man in connection with an attempted armed robbery that happened at the Cooperative store in Ormiston.”

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