Armed thief targets bookies

POLICE are hunting an armed robber who targeted a betting shop on New Year’s Day.

The incident at Coral Bookmakers in Great Junction Street in the Leith area of Edinburgh left a member of staff “very shaken”.

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Police said a man ordered the worker to put money into a bag before fleeing. The robber is described as white, around 30 years old, about 6ft and of medium build.

He had dark hair, dark stubble and was wearing large silver-rimmed sunglasses and a blue hooded anorak.