Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Armed thieves hold up city shop in Sighthill

Two thieves who held up an Edinburgh shop at knifepoint are being sought by police.

The shopkeeper, at Sighthill General Store, in Sighthill Shopping Centre, was threatened by the two men on Tuesday at about 19:00.

They escaped with cash, alcohol, and cigarettes, and were last seen on Sighthill View, passing Sighthill Loan and heading towards Sighthill Drive.

Both suspects were white and in their 20s. Both spoke with local accents.

The first man was 5ft 1ins to 5ft 7ins tall, of medium to heavy build, and was wearing a black hooded top with a white panel on the front, black tracksuit bottoms and dark gloves.

The second man was 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build, and was wearing a black hooded top, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with three stripes, and cream gloves.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites