Balaclava gang in smash and grab raid on Edinburgh store

Police are hunting four men who robbed a shop in the Granton area on Saturday.

Sunday, 30th July 2017, 12:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:26 pm
The Day-Today store on Boswell Parkway was broken into. Picture: Google.

The incident took place at the Day-Today Store on Boswall Parkway just before 3am.

Witnesses described how the robbers wearing balaclavas forced the premises’ shutters open, broke the window before making off in a grey or silver medium sized hatchback car along towards Crewe Road North, in the north of the Capital.

DCI Paul Grainger said: “The audible alarm was activated and their actions would’ve caused some noise at this time of the morning.

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“We are looking to speak to anyone who heard anything or saw the incident or anything suspicious, or the car driving off.

“We believe that a black people-carrier type private taxi may have driven by as this incident happened. I would urge the driver or passengers to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident reference number 0689.