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Shopkeeper threatened with gun during Edinburgh robbery

A shopkeeper was threatened by a man with a gun during an armed robbery in Edinburgh.

The robber stole a three-figure sum from the Niddrie Licensed Grocers in Niddrie Mill Drive during the incident, which occurred around 13:10 on Thursday.

Police have appealed for three customers who were in the shop moments before the robbery to get in touch.

The suspect has been described as a white man aged around 30.

He is around 5ft 10in - 6ft tall (1.8m) and of gaunt appearance.

The man was wearing a black hooded top, a black scarf covering his mouth, black jogging trousers and white trainers.

He was carrying a black and white polythene shopping bag and fled the shop on foot.

Police have said he used a handgun during the incident.

Det Sgt Robbie Wallace said: "While the shopkeeper was not physically harmed, this was a very distressing experience for her.

"We are keen to trace the suspect as quickly as possible, and ask that anyone with information should contact police immediately."

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