Scotmid in Edinburgh suburb cordoned off after break-in

SHOPPERS reported police standing guard at a Scotmid today after it was raided by housebreakers.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 4:38 pm
A four-figure sum of cash was stolen from the Calder Road Scotmid

The Calder Road branch of the supermarket was cordoned off by officers earlier.

Police Scotland confirmed the store had been hit by a "break-in" in the early hours and thousands of pounds in cash stolen.

Detective Sergeant David Wright said: "I am keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area of Calder Road between 12.30am and 1.15am this morning.

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"The premises are located on a very busy road and although this break-in happened in the early hours, it is anticipated that members of the public may have been passing by.

"We are currently carrying out a review of CCTV in effort to establish those responsible but if you have anyone information, please contact us on 101 quoting 0018 of Monday 9 September. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

The Evening News reported earlier how Starbucks in Quartermile was broken into overnight and cash stolen.