Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery in Crewe Road South during the night. Four armed men wearing masks broke into a house just before 2am and attacked a terrified Chinese couple and their ten-year-old son. The raiders – who spoke with Scottish accents – escaped with a four-figure-sum of cash and jewellery.
Police are carrying out inquiries in the area and have increased high-visibility patrols in Craigleith.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Houston, who is leading the investigation, said: “The occupants of the house were awoken in the night to four masked intruders, who threatened them with a weapon and demanded cash. This was obviously a terrifying experience for them, and we are looking for any information to help us trace those responsible.
“I would be particularly keen to trace the drivers or occupants of any vehicles that were within the area at the time of the incident.
“We don’t have a clear description of the men as they were wearing masks, but they were all wearing dark clothing, and we are working to establish further details.”
If you have any information please call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.