Man charged for Balerno armed robbery

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We’ve arrested and charged a 26-year-old man following an armed robbery in Balerno.

The incident took place at around 12.00pm on Friday at the Post Office on Main Street. A four-figure sum of Euros and a three-figure sum of Sterling were stolen.

The 26-year-old will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court tomorrow.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Maclean said:

We have had an excellent response with members of the public calling in with information and I’d like to pass on my thanks to the local community for this.

Following a swift policing response involving uniformed officers, CID, Road Policing and specialist Police Scotland resources, a man was traced and detained.

We are still seeking two men in connection with this robbery and I would urge anyone who has information which can help with our enquiries to get in touch.

In particular, we are eager to speak to members of the public who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around Balerno before or after the robbery, in particular around a beige or golden Renault people carrier style car.

Also, anyone who may have seen two men acting suspiciously near to the Prison Officers’ Club at Longstone roundabout, or on the nearby path to Stenhouse, shortly after the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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