Shopkeeper hit by robber

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A SHOPKEEPER was punched during a robbery at a shop in Granton.

The incident happened around 6.50pm on Wednesday, at a gift shop in West Granton Road.

The suspect entered the store and approached the till. He then punched the shopkeeper and grabbed a small amount of cash before a struggle took place, and the suspect fled towards Granton Medway.

He is described as white, 17 to 18 years old, 5ft 6in tall, slim build, and wearing a brown hooded top and black jogging bottoms. He spoke with a local accent.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 0131-311 3131.