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Armed robber flees Aberdeen shop empty-handed

An armed robber who targeted an Aberdeen shop is being sought by police.

The man entered the RS McColls newsagent in the Castlegate and threatened staff with what was described as a "bladed weapon".

He made off empty-handed after the incident at about 17:15 on Monday.

Grampian Police said the man was white, stocky, in his 30s, and wearing a black hat, green jacket, blue jeans and a backpack.

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