CCTV bid after armed petrol station robbery

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with the armed robbery of a petrol station last week.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 26th January 2015, 1:20 pm
Police are looking for this man. Pictures: Police Scotland
Police are looking for this man. Pictures: Police Scotland

The incident happened at 10pm on Sunday 18 January when a man threatened the lone member of staff at the BP petrol station at the Leith end of Ferry Road. He was armed with a handgun.

The man pictured is described as being white and aged between 35 and 45 years old. He had a slim build and a ginger/greying goatee and moustache. He was wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans, a brown three-quarter-length jacket and tab ankle boots. He was also possibly wearing a grey checked scarf and black gloves and carrying a brown leather bag.

Police are now looking to speak to the man, and anyone who recognises him is asked to contact police immediately.

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Detective Constable Mark Seymour said “We are keen to speak to this man. Despite extensive enquiries to find him, we have still to identify him. I am sure that someone knows who he is, and I would ask them to come forward to assist us. Similarly I would appeal to the male himself to get in touch with us.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.