Man charged over Leith Walk armed robbery

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A MAN is due to appear in court today following an overnight armed robbery at a city centre gambling arcade.

Officers rushed to the Cashino on Leith Walk at about 1.50am after reports of a balaclava-wearing robber threatening customers and staff with a knife.

The robber is understood to have fled with a three-figure sum of cash.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to a business premises on Leith Walk around 1.50am on Monday 11 September following reports of an armed robbery.

“A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Monday 11 September).”