Published: 11/07/2014 10:17 - Updated: 11/07/2014 10:33

Renewed appeal for Forres armed robber

Police are continuing to patrol the area
Police are continuing to patrol the area

POLICE Scotland has renewed its appeal for information following an armed robbery in Forres.

The incident took place at 2.50pm at the Scottish and Southern Energy electrical shop on the town’s High Street on Friday, July 4.

A weapon was brandished at a female shop assistant by the male suspect who demanded money from her.

She was shaken but unhurt.

He left with a mid three figure sum of cash and was last seen running down Caroline Street.

The suspect is described as being approximately 5ft 7ins, of stocky build and with a deep Scottish accent.

He has dark eyes and was wearing a dark blue or grey jacket with a light coloured collar, black trousers and black shoes.

The suspect concealed his face with 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 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."

Police are continuing to patrol the area.

Anyone with information can approach officers directly, contact Police Scotland on the 101 number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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