A police investigation is underway after a robbery at the Candy Land sweet shop on Gorgie Road which took place around 10.15pm last night

A man with a hood covering his face entered the shop and brandished a knife before demanding money from two women, aged 25 and 16, who were working in the premises.

More than £100 was stolen from the till and the suspect fled east along Gorgie Road.

Police are now trying to trace the man responsible and have appealed for any witnesses.

The man responsible is white, around 20 to 35 years old and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Sergeant Todd Rutherford from Corstorphine CID said: “While neither of the shop workers were injured during this robbery, it was a very distressing incident for them both and we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to find the suspect.

“If you remember seeing any suspicious activity around the Candy Land store on Tuesday evening, or if you have any other information that can assist with our ongoing inquiries, should contact police immediately.”