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Police search for Perth robber armed with knife

Police have begun an investigation after a man armed with a knife robbed a shop in Perth.

The robbery took place at about 10:45 on Friday at The Corner Shop in Crieff Road.

A man working alone in the shop was threatened with a knife but was not injured.

Uniformed officers and detectives are in the area attempting to trace the robber, and are being supported by the police helicopter.

The suspect is described as 18-20 years old, between 5ft 6in and 6ft tall, and wearing a dark leather jacket and blue jeans. He may have been wearing a blue hooded top under the jacket.

He was seen running past the Tulloch Institute and nearby bowling green then into a wooded area near the crematorium.

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