Pair attempt robbery at Penicuik bakery

POLICE are hunting for two men who tried to rob a bakery at knifepoint.

The suspects covered their faces with scarves during the attempted raid on the Pentland bakery in Penicuik.

One of the men brandished a knife, but they both ran away when they were refused money. Lothian and Borders Police said the pair ran uphill towards Glaskhill.

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The first man is described as white, around 5ft 9in, of stocky build and with broad shoulders. He was wearing a black unbranded hooded top and jogging bottoms and had a green scarf covering his face.

The second man is thought to be white, around 5ft 7in and of slim build.

He was wearing a black Adidas zip-up hooded top with white stripes down the arms and a white scarf covering his face.

Police have appealed for eyewitnesses to get in touch.