Two Fife stores targeted by armed robbers


Police are investigating two attempted robberies at knifepoint in Glenrothes yesterday.

The first incident took place at the RS McColl store in Parbroath Road at around 8.20pm, with the second taking place at RS McColl in North Street at around 8.45pm.

Two men entered the shops and threatened staff with a knife before demanding money and goods. In both incidents, they  left empty handed.

The first suspect is described as in his early twenties, 5ft 8ins tall, of stocky build, wearing a black and white striped top, dark-coloured trousers and dark-coloured trainers.

The second suspect is described as also being in his early twenties, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and wearing a dark grey hooded tracksuit top and light-coloured tracksuit bottoms with two dark-coloured pockets on the rear. Both men had their faces obscured.

Detective Inspector Chris Mill, of CID in Fife Division, said, “Both of the staff members have shown great courage during what was a distressing experience and we are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to trace the perpetrators.

“Given the distance between the two premises, it’s possible that a vehicle or bikes were used and we’re urging anyone in the local community who may have seen these men, or any suspicious vehicles in the area, to get in touch as soon as possible.

“We’d also ask any local business owners or staff members who may have seen the men described within their shop earlier in the day to contact us.

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