Witnesses sought after rural robbery near Kelso

Police are appealing for information and dash-cam footage from the public after a man was robbed at knifepoint on the A6089 just north of Kelso yesterday afternoon.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 3:49 pm
The robbery took place on the A6089 road just north of Kelso.

Between 2pm and 5pm on Wednesday, December 4, a 37-year-old man was threatened by a man with a knife and had a quantity of cash taken from him.

The suspect then drove off in a blue coloured MG vehicle, registration SO03 KXZ, which was traced by officers in Kelso that evening.

The 37-year-old man was uninjured and walked back towards Kelso after the incident, along Edinburgh Road and then onto Roxburgh Street, before alerting the police.

A 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and released pending further enquiries.

Detective Constable Andrew Loughlin, of Galashiels Police Station, said: “We are trying to piece together exactly what happened here and are appealing for anyone who may have been driving along this stretch of road yesterday afternoon who may have information to come forward.

“Do you remember seeing the blue coloured MG parked at the side of the road? Or a man walking back along the road towards Kelso?

“You may have dash-cam footage that has vital information so we would ask you to check back and come forward with this.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 2540 of Wednesday, 4 December, 2019. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.