Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Lindsay Road which took place around 6.15am this morning when a man entered the store with a weapon.

After completing the robbery he left the store and made off on a black moped in an unknown direction.

Two female staff members witnessed the attack, but were uninjured.

Inquiries are currently ongoing and officers are appealing for information.

The suspect is described as a white man.  He was wearing a red and sliver coloured motorcycle helmet, a black North Face jacket with grey sleeves and grey jogging bottoms with white trainers.  He was also carrying a black Adidas rucksack.

Visible patrols will be carried out in the area over the coming days in order to provide community reassurance.

Detective Inspector Paul Grainger of Edinburgh’s Criminal Investigation Department said:  “This was a frightening attack which has left the two female members of staff badly upset.

“We are eager to trace the man responsible as soon as possible.

“I would ask anyone who was in the Lindsay Road area on the morning on Sunday, May 28, to get in touch with us immediately.”

Those with information are asked to contact officers at Gayfield CID on 101, quoting incident number 1393 of May 28, or alternatively through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.