South Scotland

Dumfries man held in robbery investigation

A 37-year-old man has been detained by police investigating a robbery in Dumfries.

It follows an incident in the town's Kirkpatrick Court in the early hours of Monday morning.

The operation to detain the man involved armed officers and a secure cordon around a house in Golf Avenue.

Police said the man was negotiated out of the building without incident and at "no time were any members of the public placed in any danger".

Supt Mike Leslie said: "This was a carefully planned firearms operation which was carried out with professionalism throughout, ensuring the safety of the public, the police and the detained man at all times."

The investigation into the robbery is still ongoing.

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