Masked armed robber in raid on Fife garage


An armed robber stole cash and cigarettes during a raid on a garage in Cowdenbeath early this morning.

A worker was threatened and left badly shaken following the incident happened at around 5.05am in the High Street area.

The robber entered the premises and threatened a staff member with a weapon, before making off with a three-figure sum of cash.

He also stole a quantity of cigarettes and made off on foot in the direction of Foulford Road.

The robber is described as being of slim build and aged around 20-years-old. He had his face covered with a balaclava and was carrying a dark-coloured holdall.

Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan, ofDunfermline CID, said, “Thankfully the shop worker was uninjured but was understandably left shaken.

“We are keen to trace the suspect as soon as possible and would ask anyone with information that can help with our inquiries to get in touch.

“We believe the man arrived and left on foot and would ask anyone who was in the High Street area around 5am this morning and who may have seen any suspicious behaviour to contact us as soon as possible.”


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