Police and Edinburgh have arrested and charged a 24-year old man in connection with an armed robbery on a jewellery store in Edinburgh.
The robbery took place at around 9:30am on March 2, when a robber went into Laing The Jewellers on Frederick Street before threatening staff with a gun and making off with between 12 and 15 watches.
The robber is alleged to have then ran into Hannover Street where he hijacked a private hire car, both the driver and his passenger, who remained in the back seat of the vehicle were left ‘shaken’.
It is believed that the robber stole around £100,000 worth of Rolex watches.
Grant Johnston, detective inspector at Edinburgh Police, said: “Following investigation officers have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery at Laing the Jeweller.
“As part of our enquiries we also recovered a quantity of drugs and firearms, and a second male has been arrested for these offences.
A second man, aged 26, who is not believed to have been involved in the armed robbery, was arrested at the property for firearms and drug related offences.
Both are due to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, March 9.
Police said that they are still attempting to trace the Rolex watches that were stolen and urged anyone who can provide information on their whereabouts to call police immediately on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.