Gemini Jewellers in the High Street was targeted by two male criminals at lunchtime, and police are appealing for witnesses.
In recent years the town’s jewellers has been robbed four times and has suffered from other attempts to fraudulently obtain goods.
Detective constable Garry Duguid of Annan CID said: “Thankfully, nobody was hurt during this incident, however, it was a very traumatic experience for the staff involved.
“The incident happened around lunchtime so I am sure there would have been a number of people about at that time.
“If you were there, or you recognise the descriptions of the men involved, or indeed, have any information that will help our enquiries, then please contact officers at Annan Police Office.”
“If you were there, or you recognise the descriptions of the men involved, or indeed, have any information that will help our enquiries, then please contact officers at Annan Police Office either via 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”
The first man is described as being 5 ft 10 inches tall, 40 to 45 years old, of slim build, being slim faced which was red in colour and clean shaven.
He was wearing a brown flat cap, maybe tweed, and a short brown jacket. Other clothing was not described.
This man spoke with a Central Belt accent.
The second man, the perpetrator, is described as being 5 ft 10 inches tall, 40 to 45 years old, wearing a black jacket, sliver
rimmed glasses and with dark brown curly hair. It was also suggested that his lower jaw protruded.
He was also wearing jeans and was described as being of scruffy appearance.
Detective Constable Garry Duguid of Police Scotland is making enquiries and asks that anyone who saw either of the men to contact police on 101.