Police seek ‘distinctive’ thief following Stockbridge robbery

Posted on 02/08/2014 by


policecarA thief who held up an Edinburgh off-licence with a needle before stealing a three-figure cash sum is being sought by police. The robber entered Vino on North West Circus Place at 21:35 on Wednesday evening and demanded the till contents before making off in the direction of Stockbridge.

Police have a good description of the man. He is described as white, 6ft 3ins to 6ft 4ins tall and having a Scottish accent, 30 to 40 years old, with short dark hair, a receding hairline and bald on the crown. He had a small vertical curved mark or scar on his right cheek.

He was wearing a royal blue hooded jacket, dark bottoms with a single light coloured stripe down each side and red trainers, and carried a large brown holdall with a broken shoulder strap

Det Sgt Bob Richardson, of Police Scotland, said: “The suspect was wearing distinctive red trainers and a blue hoodie, and we ask that anyone who saw a man fitting that description at the time of the robbery, or who witnessed the incident, to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”