Police renew information appeal on Forres armed robbery

Police in Moray have issued a renewed appeal for help from the public in identifying a man who threatened a female shop assistant with a weapon.

The man raided the Scottish and Southern Energy shop on Forres High Street last week, brandishing a weapon at the shop assistant before making off with £500 in cash.

Described as being around 5ft 7in tall and of stocky build, the man entered the shop at around 2.50pm last Friday. Police say that he spoke with a deep Scottish accent and had his face covered by a dark scarf and hat.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Wilson said: “Officers have been in Forres town centre continuing the investigation into the robbery, but I would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to the police.

“It seems that the person responsible had been hanging about in the area beforehand – so it may be that someone has seen the male in the clothing described.

“He ran off in the direction of Caroline Street so anyone there at the time may have seen someone acting suspiciously.”

The suspect was wearing a dark blue or grey jacket with light colour along with black trousers and black shoes.

While the shop assistant was unhurt she was left shaken by the robbery.

Police say they have stepped up patrols in the area and are urging anyone with information to approach an officer or call them on 101.

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