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Police appeal after raid on Laing the Jeweller in Edinburgh

Laing Jeweller in George Street Image copyright Google

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after watches worth more than £10,000 were stolen from a jewellers.

A window at Laing the Jeweller on George Street was forced open at about 01:00.

A number of watches, worth a five-figure sum in total, were stolen.

The male suspect is described as 5ft 10in tall, with a slim-medium build. He was wearing a grey tracksuit with the hood pulled over his head and was carrying a white or grey holdall.

Officers have urged anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

Det Con Michael Campbell, of Gayfield CID, said: "We're appealing for any members of the public who may have seen a man matching this description in the area around 1am to get in touch.

"We'd also ask anyone with information about the whereabouts of the stolen watches to come forward.

"If you purchase stolen items, knowingly or otherwise, these can be returned to their rightful owners meaning a financial loss for yourself."

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