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CCTV images released after Inverness armed robbery

CCTV image Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption A CCTV image of the man in Queensgate

Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe carried out an armed robbery at a betting shop in Inverness.

A five-figure sum of money was stolen from Paddy Power in Queensgate at about 09:30 on Sunday.

Police Scotland said it was believed the images showed the same man, who changed his clothing twice as he walked from the bookmakers.

An image of a blue Adidas top similar to one the man is believed to have been wearing has also been issued.

Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption An image taken at Friars Bridge

Police said the man was thought to have had a handgun when he robbed a member of staff at the shop.

He was later seen in Post Office Lane, before crossing Church Street and Greig Street footbridge and passing under Friars Bridge.

Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption A blue hooded top similar to the one the robber was thought to have been wearing

Police Scotland have described the man as white, 6ft tall and of average build.

He was wearing a black bomber jacket, light blue hooded top, a black balaclava, black cargo trousers and black shoes.

Shortly after the robbery he changed into a red and black check hooded top with a white woollen fleece lining, a black fleece-lined hat with ear flaps and black trainers with white soles.

Later, he changed his clothes again. He was last seen wearing a dark coloured t-shirt and faded black jeans and had taken off the hat.

He was also carrying a large black holdall.

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