Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at the BP petrol station at the Leith end of Ferry Road.

The incident occurred at around 10pm on Sunday, January 18, when a man entered the premises brandishing a handgun. He threatened the lone member of staff and left on foot with a three-figure amount of cash.

The member of staff was not injured as a result of the robbery.

Police are eager to trace the male suspect who was responsible for the incident. He is described as a white man, aged between 35 and 45-years-old. He has a slim build and a ginger/greying goatee and moustache.

He was wearing a black-hooded top, blue jeans, a brown ¾ length jacket and tab ankle boots. He may have possibly been wearing a grey checked scarf and black gloves and have been carrying a brown leather bag.

Detective inspector Grant Johnston said: “Thankfully the member of staff was uninjured during this incident, however we are keen to trace the suspect as soon as possible.

“We would ask members of the public to get in touch if they remember seeing anything they believe was connected to the incident in or around the Ferry Road area last night.

“Anyone who can help us identify the man responsible for this robbery is also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.