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Man arrested over armed Laing jewellers shop raid in Edinburgh

Laing the jewellers in Frederick Street Pic: Brian Innes

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at an Edinburgh jewellers.

The robbery took place at Laing the Jewellers in Frederick Street on Monday morning.

The man is being held after police carried out a search of a property in Chesser Grove on Thursday.

Officers recovered a significant quantity of heroin with a street value of about £47,000, two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of cash.

A second man, 26, who is not believed to have been involved in the armed robbery, was arrested at the property for firearms and drug-related offences.

Both are due to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

Det Insp Grant Johnston, of Police Scotland, said: "Following investigation officers have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery at Laing the Jeweller.

"As part of our inquiries we also recovered a quantity of drugs and firearms, and a second male has been arrested for these offences.

"I would also add that police are still attempting to trace the Rolex watches that were stolen from the jewellers and I would ask anyone who can provide information on their whereabouts to call police immediately."

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