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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from a shop in the Capital.

The incident happened around 3.30pm yesterday at the ABC Hearing store in Deanhaugh Street.

A 28-year-old woman was working alone when a male entered and threatened her before demanding she hand over the contents of the till.

The suspect then made off towards Raeburn Place with a three-figure sum of cash and police were contacted.

Officers are now urging anyone who can help trace the male to come forward.

He is described as white, in his early twenties or thirties, over 6ft tall with a slim build, gaunt face, a noticeable squint in one eye, short dark hair and stubble. He was wearing a tracksuit, carrying a black shoulder bag and smelled of alcohol.

Detective Constable Caroline Niblock said: “The woman was not injured during this robbery, but was left very shaken as a result.

“We are keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and remembers seeing anything suspicious.

“In addition, those who recognise the description of the suspect, or who have information that can assist with this investigation is also asked to contact police immediately.”

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