Shopkeeper, 80, fought with samurai sword-wielding robber
The elderly man was working at Newsboyz newsagent in Penicuik, Midlothian.
An 80-year-old shopkeeper fought with a robber armed with a samurai sword during a raid on a newsagents.
The elderly man was working at Newsboyz newsagent in Penicuik, Midlothian, at around 8.10pm on Friday when the robbery took place.
A man aged around 20 entered the shop brandishing a Samurai sword and demanded money.
The shopkeeper struggled with him and suffered a minor injury to his hand.
More than £100 in cash was stolen from the shop, off Bridge Street, and police are now trying to trace the man responsible.
The suspect is white and was around 5ft 7in.
Detective inspector Paul Batten said: "This is an extremely unusual offence, given the style of weapon used and thankfully the shopkeeper was not seriously injured.
"We are treating this robbery with the utmost seriousness and I would ask anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the store on Friday evening to contact police immediately.
"Similarly, anyone who can help us identify and trace the male responsible is also urged to get in touch."
Those with information can contact Dalkeith CID via 101, quoting incident number 3936 of October 6.