Men robbed of five figure sum of cash at bank night safe

Men robbed of five figure sum of cash at bank night safe

Officers in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after two males were robbed in St Andrews Square in the early hours of this morning.

The men aged, 27 and 57, were attempting to deposit a five figure sum of cash at the Royal Bank of Scotland night safe at St Andrews Square around 1.40am, when they were approached by 4 men in balaclavas.

One of the men was assaulted and the bag of money was stolen.

The suspects then left the bank in a dark coloured saloon vehicle, heading down Queen Street, then onto York Place on the wrong side of the road.

Detective Chief Inspector Graham Grant from Corstorphine CID said: “I would like to re-assure the public this appears to be an isolated incident and isn’t a crime that regularly occurs.

“This has been a terrifying experience for the two victims and left one of them with a facial injury.

“The centre of Edinburgh was busy last night and we urge anyone who saw the incident or the vehicle to get in touch via 101 quoting incident number 0491 of 25 August.”

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