Man charged after armed attempted robbery in Galashiels

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed robbery at a Galashiels shop.

Monday, 3rd August 2020, 3:31 pm
The store at Scott St in Galashiels, where an attempted armed robbery took place yesterday, Sunday.

He’s set to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Monday).

A police spokesperson said: “At around 3.35 pm on Sunday, August 2, a masked man entered the Premier Store in Scott Street, Galashiels.

“He threatened the shop assistant with a knife and demanded money, however, he left the shop empty-handed.

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“A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an alleged attempted robbery a short time later.”

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.