Police hunt man who robbed Musselburgh newsagents

Police are investigating the incident. Picture: contributed
Police are investigating the incident. Picture: contributed
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POLICE are hunting a man who robbed a Musselburgh newsagents, leaving a member of staff injured.

The robbery happened around 8.05pm on Friday at Fame Newsagents in North High Street. The man stole a three-figure sum while struggling with the shop assistant, who was slightly injured.

The thief, who is described as white, Scottish, in his early 20s and 5ft5-7ins, is of heavy build and has blonde hair brushed forward and light coloured stubble.

He has a mark or scar above one of his eyebrows, and was wearing light sky blue coloured cotton tracksuit, hooded jumper with white writing and light coloured trainers.

After running out of the shop, he was last seen heading in the direction of the Brunton Theatre.

Detective Inspector Dave Pinkney, who is leading the hunt for the man, said: “This man is believed to be from the local area and I am appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time, or recognises the description, to contact us.

“In particular. I am keen to speak to a customer who was in the shop at the time and who witnessed the incident. I have no description, other than he is believed to be East European, and would urge him to come forward.”