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Three men in court over Aberdeen robberies

Police outside the Spar store on North Deeside Road
Image caption One of the raids happened at the Spar store on North Deeside Road in Peterculter

Three men have appeared in court in connection with armed raids on two shops in Aberdeen.

The robberies happened at RS McColls in Bervie Brow, Cove, on 3 January and the Spar store on North Deeside Road, Peterculter, on 11 January.

Joel Smith, 18, Jason King, 20, and Scott Gartshore, 22, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court charged with assault and robbery.

They made no plea and were remanded in custody.

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