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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

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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