Cashier held at knifepoint in attempted robbery in Dunbar

A cashier was held up at knifepoint at the service station on Belhaven Road.
A cashier was held up at knifepoint at the service station on Belhaven Road.

Police are appealing for information after a female cashier was held at knifepoint at a service station in Dunbar.

Police in East Lothian are appealing for information as part of their ongoing enquiries into the incident that took place at The Rigg Service Station in Belhaven Road around 7.40pm on Sunday 7th October.

A man entered the premises and demanded money from the cashier while brandishing a knife, however, she refused and activated an alarm, causing the man to flee.

The suspect is described as white, aged 20 to 30 years, around 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build on top and with slimmer legs.

He was wearing a blue balaclava/hat with holes cut out for the eyes and mouth, which had two white horizontal stripes or a white pattern close to the eyes.

He also wore a dark grey hooded top with a dark-coloured rectangular patch across the chest with green/yellow writing, black gloves, black trousers and black trainers.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Gilmore of Dalkeith CID said: “This was a brazen attempt to rob a local business and I want to commend the cashier for her bravery during this incident.

“Anyone who may have seen the suspect in the area, or have any information about his identity, is urged to contact us as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3533 of 7th October, or report this anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.