Police have released a CCTV image and an e-fit picture in connection with last weekend’s armed robbery in Penicuik.
The incident happened around 9.25am on Saturday (June 2) at the Tesco filling station on Edinburgh Road.
A male entered the premises and brandished a machete at two staff members before stealing a sum of cash. He then made off and was seen running from the forecourt, up Cuiken Terrace and onto Carlops Avenue.
Detectives believe the male pictured may be able to assist with the enquiries into this incident.
He is described as being white, late teens to early 20s, around 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build, short blond hair, black tight fitting hooded jacket with logo on the breast pocket, grey cotton tracksuit bottoms and dark coloured shoes.
Detective Sergeant James Welsh from Dalkeith CID said: “This was a terrifying incident for the staff within the petrol station, though, thankfully, neither were injured as a result.
“We are conducting significant inquiries within the Penicuik area to identify the person responsible and anyone who can assist us is urged to contact police immediately.
“Anyone who knows the identity of the male pictured or who has any other information relevant to the investigation should get in touch.”
Those with information can contact Dalkeith CID via 101 and quote 1373 of the 2nd June. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.