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Appeal following armed robbery in Arbroath

Published 19 July 2020

Officers in Arbroath are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a store near the town centre.

The incident happened at a premises on Ponderlaw Street around 6am on Saturday, 18 July, 2020.

An as yet unidentified man entered the store and threatened a member of staff with an axe demanding, money, alcohol and tobacco. He left on foot with the goods, nobody was hurt during the incident.

The man is described as being white, aged in his thirties and of a medium build. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, black jeans, a burgundy tammy with red trainers which have a white sole. He also wore a black facemask and carried a black rucksack over his shoulders.

Detective Constable Paul Hardie from Dundee CID said:

“This was a frightening experience for the shop assistant involved who thankfully was not injured during the incident.

“Enquiries are ongoing to identify the man responsible and I would urge anyone who may have been in the area at this time and who may have seen this man to get in touch with us as soon as they can.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 0945 of 18 July, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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