Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Pair held over armed jewellery shop raid in Edinburgh

Laing the jewellers in Frederick Street Pic: Brian Innes

A man and a woman are being held in connection with an armed robbery at an Edinburgh jewellers.

Police Scotland said a 27-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman had been detained.

An investigation was launched after a man entered Laing the jewellers in Frederick Street with a handgun at 09:30 on Monday.

Items including watches worth around £100,000 were taken before he fled the scene, police said.

A force spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh have detained a 27-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman from Easter Drylaw.

"This is following an armed robbery in Frederick Street which occurred yesterday.

"Inquiries are ongoing at this time."

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