Edinburgh cafe server 'threatened with knife' in terrifying incident

Love Peace and Coffee on Clerk Street
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A cafe has thanked customers after they were targeted by an alleged thief on Wednesday afternoon.

Love Peace and Coffee cafe on Clerk Street took to Instagram after the incident on June 26. According to the cafe, a member of staff was 'threatened with a knife.'

While no weapon was seen and one was injured, it is understood that verbal threats were made. Police are carrying out enquiries into the incident.

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Writing on their stories, Love, Peace and Coffee wrote: "We want to thank the lovely people who were in today, when we got robbed and one of our staff members threatened with a knife."

They added: "Luckily she's unharmed. People like our gorgeous customers give us hope in humanity.

"And Police Scotland makes us lose hope in the police. You did not even care to show up after we phoned multiple times. Absolute shambles. You're supposed to make us feel safe but fail over and over again to even show that we can count on you."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 1pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 we were called to a report of a theft from a premises on Clerk Street, Edinburgh.

“There were no reports of injuries and the incident was not ongoing at the time of the report.

“As with all calls we receive, the incident was assessed and due to there being no immediate threat to life or risk of harm it was graded appropriately.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are at an early stage.”