Police return to scene of robbery

Police cordoned off the High Street when the incident occurred on Friday.
Police cordoned off the High Street when the incident occurred on Friday.

Detectives and uniform officers will be returning to the scene of a robbery in Arbroath, one week after a masked man threatened a shop worker and made off with a three-figure sum of cash.

A man walked into Declaration in Brothock Bridge at about 3 p.m. on Friday (November 22) and damaged shop fittings before demanding cash from the frightened 48-year-old woman who was working there at the time.

He then left out of the premises, passing the Central Bar and heading down Marketgate.

The suspect is described as being five feet 11 inches tall and stocky. At the time he wore a black balaclava, which may have had some sort of pattern on it. His brown eyes and bushy eyebrows could be seen underneath.

He also wore a black puffa-style jacket, black North Face gloves, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers with an electric blue pattern on them.

He spoke with a rough Scottish accent.

Officers will be returning to the area tomorrow from around midday in an effort to gather further information to assist their enquiries. Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to speak with them.

Detective Inspector Gary Ogilvie said: “There has been significant enquiry to date with a number of witnesses being spoken with and a review of public and private CCTV, but we know the area was busy last Friday, both with cars and pedestrians and someone who hasn’t yet been in touch could hold vital information that could help us to trace the person responsible.

“We’ll be in the area tomorrow and hope that anyone who sees us and who was in the Marketgate area seven days ago makes themselves known to us. Don’t presume you will be of no assistance to us. Let us be the judges of that.”

In addition, anyone who has information that could assist the investigation can call Police Scotland on 101, or speak to any officer.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.