Tayside and Central Scotland

Helicopter search after Denny petrol station robbery

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a petrol station in Denny.

Officers were called to the petrol station on Glasgow Road in the Falkirk town at 21:40 on Tuesday, after a man stole a three-figure sum of cash.

Inquiries are continuing to trace the culprit, described as being 16 to 30 years old, between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall and wearing a black hoodie.

The Police Scotland helicopter was deployed as part of the search, and officers have appealed for witnesses.

Det Insp Graeme Hendy confirmed no-one was injured in the robbery.

He said: "This robbery left the attendant at the garage traumatised and the suspect made off with a quantity of cash.

"He made off in the direction of Paris Avenue, so we are appealing for any householders or people in the area to come forward."

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