Police in Edinburgh are investigating following an attempted armed robbery in Newhaven yesterday.
Around 4:05pm a man entered Newhaven Grocers in Newhaven Road. He stood at the door of the shop, threatened a member of staff, with what appeared to be a firearm, and demanded money.
No one was injured and the man left empty handed. He ran off towards Bonnington Road.
The suspect is white, around 5ft 10 inches in height with a slim build. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a white logo on the left side of the chest, black tracksuit trousers with a white logo on the left trouser leg pocket, black Nike trainers and black gloves.
He had his hood up and was wearing a black scarf in an effort to conceal his identity. He spoke with a local accent.
Officers are in the process of gathering CCTV footage which will be analysed for any additional information on the suspect and continue to carry out door-to-door inquiries.
Detective Sergeant Kevin Tait said: “Thankfully, no-one was injured in this incident and it’ imperative we trace the man responsible.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to think back and consider if they say this man, or if they saw anyone acting suspiciously. Any small piece of information could prove vital in our inquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Edinburgh via 101, quoting incident number 2718. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.