Police in Edinburgh hunt armed robber
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at an off-licence.
Detectives said that a 25-year-old woman was working alone in the Appellation Wines store on Dalry Road when a man entered and pointed a handgun at her before demanding money.
The woman handed over more than £100 to the man, who was wearing a black raincoat and a balaclava.
The robbery happened at about 2030 BST on Thursday.
Police described the man as aged between 40 and 50 years old, about 5ft 6in tall, with thick eyebrows and a Scottish accent.
He was wearing blue jeans and was carrying a black and grey rucksack on his back.
The man was last seen heading along Richmond Terrace.
A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "This was a terrifying experience for the young woman working within the store and we are now carrying out enquiries to identify the man responsible for the robbery.
"Anyone who remembers seeing a man matching the description of the suspect in the Dalry area is asked to contact police immediately."