CCTV appeal to trace man in blue Stone Island jacket after armed robbery attempt at Niddrie shop

A 56-year-old man who was working in the store was approached by a man who entered the shop with a knife.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 9:48 am
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 9:55 am

Police in Edinburgh have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to who may be able to assist with enquiries in relation to an attempted robbery.

A 56-year-old man who was working in the store was approached by a man who entered the shop with a knife. He threatened the shopkeeper and demanded money but was refused and left empty handed.

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The man police wish to speak with is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build. He is pictured wearing a blue Stone Island jacket, grey trousers and black trainers.

Detective Constable Sheila Silvagni of Gayfield CID said: "As part of the investigation, we are looking to identify the man in the images. If anyone recognises this distinctive clothing as being worn by someone recently, I would urge them to get in touch with us."

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2428 of Tuesday, 12 November, 2019. Alternatively, information can be passed to the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police have released these CCTV images
He is pictured wearing a blue Stone Island jacket, grey trousers and black trainers.