South Scotland

Fresh appeal over Eyemouth antique shop armed robbery

Police have made a renewed appeal for information about an armed robbery at an antique shop in the Borders.

Three men wearing balaclavas and boiler suits threatened the owner of the store on Eyemouth High Street with a hammer before making off with goods.

Two of the suspects escaped on foot while the third man fled in a red Vauxhall Astra later found abandoned.

Anyone who was in the area at about 0930 BST on Thursday and saw anything suspicious should contact police.

Goods recovered

One of the men is described as being 6ft tall with a heavy build, while the other two are both about 5ft 10in tall and slim.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "We are delighted with the response we have had from local people about this crime, however we remain keen for any new information that can help our inquiries.

"In particular, we want to speak to a young female and her brother who were in the area of Victoria Road and Coldingham Road after the robbery occurred, who may have seen the suspects in the area.

"We have now recovered some of the goods that were stolen, along with other articles of interest, and we are still following a positive line of inquiry."

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