Man robs off-licence armed with needle

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Julie Bull
Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Julie Bull
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a city off-licence.

The robbery took place at 9.35pm at Vino, on North West Circus Place on Wednesday when a man entered the shop and presented a needle to the shop assistant who was behind the counter.

The raider demanded the contents of the till, and the assistant handed over a three-figure sum of cash. The suspect then made off from the shop, in the direction of Stockbridge.

The suspect is described as white, Scottish accent, 6ft 3in to 6ft 4in tall, aged 30 to 40 years, short dark hair, receding hairline and bald on the crown and a small vertical curved mark or scar on right cheek. He was wearing a royal blue hooded jacket, large brown holdall with broken shoulder strap, dark bottoms with single light coloured stripe down each side and red trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.