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Armed robber holds up newsagent in Edinburgh's Joppa

An armed thief who held up a newsagents in Edinburgh with a knife is being sought by police.

The man entered the shop on Joppa Road and threatened staff at about 14:45 on Tuesday before stealing a three figure sum of cash.

The thief is white, aged between 40-50, and was wearing a black beanie style hat with white writing or logo on the front.

He was also wearing a black 3/4 length jacket and black trousers.

Det Con Simon Berwick, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a frightening experiencing for the shop worker involved who was left understandably shaken as a result of this incident.

"I would ask anyone who recognises the description of the suspect or who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the robbery to contact us immediately."

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