Appeal after attempted Penicuik robbery

An attempted armed robbery took place at this store in Penicuik

An attempted armed robbery took place at this store in Penicuik

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Police are still appealing for witnesses after a knife-wielding man threatened a Penicuik shop assistant.

The attempted armed robbery took place at Newsboyz, Pentland Terrace, on Monday, April 7, at 3.20pm.

The 44-year-old shop assistant refused to hand over money from the till and the robber left.

A possible accomplice was outside keeping watch.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall with a thin build.

He was wearing a black hat and scarf, which covered his face, a black jacket and spoke with a local accent.

If you have information phone the police on 101.

 

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