Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man held over armed robbery bids in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested in connection with two armed raids in Edinburgh.

The first incident took place at a BP Garage in Ferry Road on Sunday 18 January, in which a sum of cash was taken.

The second incident, an attempted armed robbery, happened on Tuesday 27 January at the Scotbet shop on the same street.

Police Scotland said a 39-year-old man had been arrested in connection with both incidents. He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

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