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Thieves smash and grab from pawnbrokers in Edinburgh

Queen Street, Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption Police were called to Duncanson & Edwards pawnbrokers and jewellers at 16:45 on Monday

Two thieves who smashed a pawn shop window in Edinburgh before stealing an £18,000 watch from its display are being sought by police.

The raid on Duncanson & Edwards pawnbrokers and jewellers, on the corner of Queen Street and Frederick Street, happened at 16:45 on Monday.

Staff were inside the shop when the window was smashed in what police called a "brazen daylight break-in".

The stolen watch was a Rolex yacht master II 18ct, in white gold.

Thin dark eyebrows

Two men, in their 20s, were seen running away from the scene in the direction of Queen Street Gardens West.

The first thief was white, of slim build and between 5ft 10ins and 6ft 2ins tall.

He was wearing dark/navy cotton tracksuit bottoms, a dark waist-length jacket and a dark beanie hat with a white horizontal line/motif.

The second thief was white, of slim build, about 5ft 10ins to 6ft 2ins tall, with short dark hair, dark beard with thin dark eyebrows, brown eyes and a round face.

No-one was injured in the incident but staff were said to be shaken.

Police inquiries are at an early stage.

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