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Worker assaulted in East Lothian shop robbery

Mini Market on New Row, Tranent Image copyright Google

Staff at a shop in East Lothian have been left shaken after a man assaulted one of them before stealing money.

It happened at Mini Market on New Row, Tranent, at about 20:15 on Thursday.

A 21-year-old man received minor injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses.

The thief was white, in his 40s, about 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and dark stubble. He was wearing black boots and dark jeans, a jacket, scarf and peaked cap.

Police have not said how much cash was stolen in the raid.

Det Insp Keith Mackay, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a very distressing incident for the staff members involved and we're conducting numerous inquiries in the local area.

"We'd urge anyone who may have seen the suspect, or who recognises his description, to come forward as soon as possible."

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