Innerleithen store targeted by robber
- 23 September 2013
- From the section South Scotland
Police are appealing for information after a robber brandishing a knife targeted a shop in Innerleithen.
The incident happened at about 20:20 on Sunday at the Premier Store on the town's Ballantyne Street.
A man entered the shop, threatened staff with a knife and made off with a three-figure sum.
The suspect was described as white, 5ft 8in tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a dark waist-length coat with the hood up and a white woolly hat.
He spoke with a local accent.
Det Sgt Colin Chalmers, from Police Scotland, said: "This was a terrifying experience for the staff to endure and we are eager to trace the person responsible as soon as possible.
"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area who witnessed anything suspicious or who recognises the description of the suspect."