Appeal for witnesses over two Capital robberies

Two men sought. Picture: Police Scotland
Two men sought. Picture: Police Scotland
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Police have appealed for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a city centre exchange bureau yesterday.

The incident happened around 9.30am at the No. 1 Currency store on the High Street.

A 59-year-old woman was working alone within the premises when a male entered and began swinging a metal pole at the glass kiosk booth in an attempt to gain access.

However, his attempt was unsuccessful and he made off from the shop empty-handed, heading towards the Cowgate.

He is described as white, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall and slim. He was wearing a black waterproof jacket with white zips and the hood drawn tightly around his face, slim-fitting black jeans or trousers and light-coloured trainers.

Meanwhile, this CCTV image shows two men who could help police with their inquiries in connection with an incident which saw two males dressed as police carry out a robbery in central Edinburgh.

A 35-year-old man was robbed at around 3.30am on Saturday, February 14 on South Bridge, near the Tesco store.

The first suspect is described as white, with short dark hair, in his early 30s, around 5ft 10in tall, and was wearing a black waterproof jacket, blue jeans and beige boots.

The second man is said to be white, with short dark hair, and in his early 30s. He is around 5ft 10in tall and was wearing a sports jacket or blazer, blue jeans, and dark shoes with white soles.

Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.