Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Petrol station robbed at gunpoint

Petrol station on Ferry Road Image copyright Google

A man who robbed an Edinburgh petrol station while armed with a handgun is being sought by police.

The armed robbery happened at 22:00 on Sunday when he threatened the lone member of staff at the petrol station on Ferry Road.

The man escaped on foot with a three-figure sum of cash. He was last seen heading towards Ferry Road.

It is not known what direction he travelled along Ferry Road. The member of staff was not injured.

Ankle boots

The suspect was described as being white and aged between 35 and 45 years old. He had a slim build and a ginger/greying goatee and moustache.

He was wearing a black-hooded top, blue jeans, a brown three-quarter-length jacket and tab ankle boots.

He was also possibly wearing a grey checked scarf and black gloves and carrying a brown leather bag.

Det Insp Grant Johnston, of Police Scotland, said: "Thankfully the member of staff was uninjured during this incident, however we are keen to trace the suspect as soon as possible.

"We would ask members of the public to get in touch if they remember seeing anything they believe was connected to the incident in or around the Ferry Road area last night.

"Anyone who can help us identify the man responsible for this robbery is also asked to contact police immediately."

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