Video: CCTV appeal following armed robbery in city centre

Police in Edinburgh have released a video relating to an armed robbery that occurred around 6.25pm on Monday, January 23, at a shop in Rose Street.
CCTV appeal following armed robbery, Edinburgh City CentreCCTV appeal following armed robbery, Edinburgh City Centre
CCTV appeal following armed robbery, Edinburgh City Centre

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They have released images and footage of a man that they believe may be able to help them with their investigation.

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During the incident, a shop assistant was approached by a man brandishing a weapon and demanding cash from the till. The man made off with a three-figure sum of cash.

CCTV appeal following armed robbery, Edinburgh City CentreCCTV appeal following armed robbery, Edinburgh City Centre
CCTV appeal following armed robbery, Edinburgh City Centre

Officers believe that the male shown in the images may have information that could assist them with their enquiries. He is described as a white man with a medium build, around 5ft 10” in height.

He was wearing an olive green hooded waterproof-style jacket, dark trousers, and dark-coloured shoes with a light coloured rim around the bottom near sole.

He was also wearing a black coloured scarf and has a distinctive tattoo on his right wrist.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Iain Wallace of Gayfield CID on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.