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By Charlotte MacKay
Annan and Eskdale
Spar store targeted by solo robber

A GRETNA convenience store has been targeted by a lone robber - almost exactly a year after the town’s supermarket was raided.

Police are continuing to investigate a robbery which occurred at the Spar store in Central Avenue around 9.35 pm on Tuesday.

The suspect startled the staff within the store and fled after stealing a small quantity of cash.

He is described as a man around six foot tall, of skinny build, wearing a blue hoodie, a black scarf with a white line and grey trainers with red laces.

The incident occurred almost exactly a year after the ATM at the town’s Co-op store was removed by three masked men using a Manitou forklift.

Detective Inspector Dean Little from Dumfries CID, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a worrying incident which is extremely unusual for the town of Gretna.

“Whilst nobody was hurt, it has clearly left the staff working in the store at the time very shaken.

“I currently have a team of detectives working on this investigation and CCTV is in the process of being gathered and reviewed.

“In order to assist with the investigation I would be extremely keen to hear from any- body who was in the area at the time or who knows the identity of the person responsible.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 4077 of September 24, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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