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Armed robbery at Ferry Road petrol station

News Team 19th January 2015 City wide news Comments Off on Armed robbery at Ferry Road petrol station

A gun-wielding robber threatened a terrified member of staff at a city petrol station before running off with cash from the till.

The BP Filling station on Ferry Road was robbed around 10pm last night when a man entered the premises brandishing a handgun.

He threatened the lone member of staff and left with three-figure sum of cash.

The man left on foot, travelling towards Ferry Road. However it unknown what direction he travelled along Ferry Road. The member of staff was not injured as a result of the robbery.

Police are now eager to trace the male suspect who was responsible for the incident. He is described as a white man, aged between 35 and 45-years-old. He has a slim build and a ginger/greying goatee and moustache.

He was wearing a black-hooded top, blue jeans, a brown jacket and tab ankle boots. He may have possibly been wearing a grey checked scarf and black gloves and have been carrying a brown leather bag.

Detective Inspector Grant Johnston said: “Thankfully the member of staff was uninjured during this incident, however this was an we are keen to trace the suspect as soon as possible.

“We would ask members of the public to get in touch if they remember seeing anything they believe was connected to the incident in or around the Ferry Road area last night.

“Anyone who can help us identify the man responsible for this robbery is also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


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