Armed robber steals cash in Dalkeith incident

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Dalkeith.

The incident happened sometime just after 9.25am on Tuesday, April 5 near to Woodburn Avenue.

A 43-year-old man had just attended at the Post Office within the Spar store and withdrew a three-figure sum of money before walking into a lane to the rear of the shops.

During this time two males approached the man before one presented a knife and demanded his money.

The victim handed over the cash he had just withdrawn and both suspects made off down the lane towards the Woodburn Miners’ Club.

Anyone who can assist police with their inquiries to trace these individuals is asked to come forward.

The first suspect is described as white, late teens to early 20s, with a stocky build. He was wearing a light green hooded top and blue jeans.

The second suspect is described as white, late teens to early 20s, with a slim build. He was wearing a grey hooded top and dark grey jogging bottoms.

Detective Constable John Fortune from Dalkeith CID, said: “While the victim was left shaken by this incident, he was thankfully uninjured.

“Nevertheless, we are treating this matter extremely seriously and anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area is asked to come forward.

“In addition, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect should also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.