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Police  are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Leith which happened in a betting shop on Portland Place around 8.40am this morning.

A man followed the shop worker inside before threatening him with a knife and demanding money. The suspect then left the shop with a three figure sum of cash. He is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, thin build with a dark coloured beard.

He was wearing a dark coloured bomber jacket, dark trousers, dark shoes, a dark coloured beanie hat and dark coloured gloves.

Detective Sergeant Keith Fairbairn, of Gayfield Police Station, said: “We’re appealing for anyone who might’ve seen a man fitting this description hanging outside the shop around 8.40am, or in the area afterwards.”

Those with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.