North Berwick robbery: Armed man threatens staff with knife before stealing cash

An armed man threatened staff with a knife at a newsagents before running off with a sum of cash.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 7:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 8:00 pm

Police were called to Sweet News in High Street, North Berwick, after a man dressed in black and wearing a black face covering held the shop’s staff at knife point at about 2pm on Thursday, 20 May.

The suspect stole cash then ran away from the premises.

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Sweet News in High Street, North Berwick.

He is white, 5 ft 5, slim and was wearing a black coat with a hood, black trousers and a black face covering at the time of the attack.

Officers have confirmed no one was injured in the incident, but the staff have been left feeling shaken.

Inspector David Hughes, North Berwick Police Station, said: "Thankfully no one was injured as a result of this robbery, however, it was a very frightening experience for the staff in the store."The High Street is very busy around this time and there were a good number of people about, so I would ask that anyone, who has not yet come forward to police, get in touch as their information could be very helpful to our enquiry."We know that there were a couple of delivery drivers in the street and also a coach passing at the time. We'd be keen to see any dash-cam footage they may have."

Information can be passed to officers via 101. Please quote reference number 1776 of 20 May, 2021 when calling. Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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