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Thieves steal more than £1000 from pub and flee in taxi

A 43-year-old member of staff was threatened in the incident at Doctors in Edinburgh.

Doctors: Thieves led staff member to believe they had weapon.
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Two thieves fled from a pub in a taxi after taking more than £1000 from behind the bar.

A 43-year-old member of staff was threatened in the incident at about 12.45am on Monday at Doctors on Forrest Road in Edinburgh.

The thieves led him to believe they were armed and then escaped in a black cab parked on the corner of Forrest Road and Teviot Place.

Detective constable Kevin Walls said: "This would have been a very frightening experience for the staff member and, while no weapons were used or presented, the suspects made him believe they were in possession of something.

"As part of this inquiry we would like to speak to anyone who was around Doctors in the early hours of Monday morning and remembers seeing anything suspicious.

"In particular, we're keen to trace the driver of the black cab, which picked the men up after the robbery.

"This individual, and anyone else with any relevant information, is asked to contact police immediately."

Both men were white and spoke with Scottish accents. One was 6ft with a slim build and was wearing a navy hooded top and a green baseball cap.

The other man, who was 5ft 7in with a heavy build, was wearing a dark hooded top.

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