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Innerleithen grocery store armed robbery admitted

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A 21-year-old man has admitted an armed robbery at a grocery store in Innerleithen.

Marques Monroe brandished a knife at a female worker, attempted to rob her of a holdall of cigarettes and robbed her of a bottle of alcohol.

Monroe - who gave an address care of his parents in Nottingham - also admitted possession of a knife at the Caddon Court store in May last year.

Sentence was deferred at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for a psychiatric report.

A restriction of liberty order assessment will also be carried out.

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