Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at an off-licence in Brunswick Street on Sunday 4 March. What follows is a police press release issued this morning, which we produce unedited and in full. 

The Oddbins store was targeted by a masked robber around 7.15 pm who forced a worker to open a safe at knife point.

He made off with the contents of the safe which amounted to a three-figure sum of cash.

The suspect is described as being 5ft 10in tall. His face was covered by a plastic mask and he was wearing a thigh-length dark-coloured hooded jacket, dark trousers and gloves. He was carrying a dark-coloured rucksack that had lighter straps and panels.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone with information that can assist them with their inquiries.

Detective Sergeant Mark Lumsden of Gayfield CID said; ‘Anyone who was in the area and who noticed anything suspicious is asked to get in contact with us.

‘Anyone with information is asked to contact us at Gayfield police station, via 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’

94/96 Brunswick Street