CCTV images released following attempted robbery

CCTV images released following attempted robbery

Police in Edinburgh are releasing CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in connection with an attempted robbery, which took place within a shop in the city centre.

The incident took place around at 10.15pm on Monday 31st October 2016 within City News, Cowgatehead in the Grassmarket area. A 47 year old male was left uninjured but shaken following the incident.


img_6614 img_6615It is believed that the man pictured will be able to assist the investigation and he or anyone who recognises him is asked to come forward.

Detective Constable Alison Wyllie from the Violence Reduction Unit at Gayfield Police Station said: “This was an intimidating incident, which left the victim shaken, and we are eager to bring the person responsible to justice.

“As part of this inquiry we are keen to identify the man pictured in the CCTV footage and he, or anyone who can assist us in identifying him should contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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