Robbery at Shop - Holehouse Road, Kilmarnock

Published 30 December 2018

Detectives in Kilmarnock are continuing enquiries following a robbery at a shop in Holehouse Road, Kilmarnock on Saturday 29 December 2018.

Around 9.40 am on Saturday 29 December 2018 a 49-year-old man was working within Heather Store in Holehouse Road, Kilmarnock when a man came into the shop, threatened him with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. He then left the shop with a small amount of cash, leaving the shop assistant uninjured but extremely distressed.

No firearm was discharged.

The suspect was last seen heading towards Grassyards Road and is described as white, aged 45-50 years, 5ft 8 to 5ft 10, slim build and had ginger/blond stubble on his face. He was wearing a green coloured parker style jacket and black skinny trousers. 

Detective Constable Steven Grey at Kilmarnock CID said:

“This was a very traumatic ordeal for the shop assistant and something he should not have to experience during his working day.

“It is vital that we catch the man responsible for this robbery as he could very well do this again, therefore I urge anyone who recognises his description, or anyone who has any information at all regarding the incident, to contact police immediately.

“We know that there were a number of joggers and people walking their dogs in the area at the time the robbery took place so I especially would like to speak to them as they may be able to provide vital information. 

Any information should be passed to police at Kilmarnock via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 1207 of 29 December 2018. Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.


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