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Man charged over armed robbery bid at Edinburgh shop

Comiston Road, Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption The shop assistant was working in Margiotta in Comiston Road when the knifeman entered and demanded money

A man has been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at an Edinburgh shop.

The incident happened at Margiotta in Comiston Road at 11:30 on Wednesday when a thief, armed with a knife, demanded money.

The shop assistant refused his demands and threw a can of soft drink at the man, who ran off towards Greenbank Drive.

The 21-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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