Edinburgh crime: Manhunt after robbery at Morvenside Scotmid store where three figure sum taken

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Man enters Edinburgh supermarket and threatens staff

A man entered a supermarket and threatened staff in a shocking robbery in Edinburgh which left workers shaken. Police are hunting for the suspect after the incident at around 4pm on Saturday, when a man entered a Scotmid in Morvenside. He threatened the staff and demanded money, police said, before leaving with a three-figure sum of money.

Detective constable Peter Lyons of CID in Edinburgh said: “We are keen to trace a man described as 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build, with a Scottish accent. He wore a black scarf or face mask, light blue hooded rain jacket, dark blue jogging bottoms and black trainers. He was seen to run off towards the Westburn area. Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting 2383 of Saturday, 8 April, 2023.”