Granton Robbery: Edinburgh police launch manhunt as weapon used in shop robbery

The incident happened around 12.10 pm on Wednesday in a west Granton community shop.

By Rachel Mackie
Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 7:25 pm

A man has stolen a four figure sum from a Granton shop while brandishing a weapon at staff.

Police in Edinburgh have launched a manhunt after the incident which took place around 12.10 pm on Wednesday in Sandy’s West Granton Community Shop.

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The incident happened around 12.10 pm on Wednesday in the West Granton Community Shop.

The suspect is described as white, with facial hair and was wearing a cap, dark top, bottoms and trainers.

He was also wearing a black face mask.

Detective Sergeant Gavin Howat said: “Thankfully no-one was injured during this incident but the staff member was left shaken. We believe the man was waiting in the vicinity prior to the incident.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I would ask anyone who recognises the description of the suspect to come forward immediately.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information which may be able to assist to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 1403 of September 16.

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