Man charged following armed robbery in Scottish c-store

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

A man has been charged following an armed robbery at a Co-op store in the Scottish Borders last week (28 January).

The incident happened at the store on Roxburgh Street in the town of Kelso at around 10:55pm on 28 January.

A man entered the store wielding a knife at a member of staff, before stealing three bottles of whisky and a quantity of cigarettes.

According to police, a 26-year-old has been arrested and held in custody to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Detective sergeant from Galashiels CID, Callum Peoples, said: “We recognised the impact this robbery had on the local community within Kelso and a thorough investigation was conducted, culminating in this arrest.

“Crimes of this nature will not be tolerated and whenever they occur we will utilise all resources at our disposal to bring those responsible to justice.”

The incident followed a number of recent armed robberies across the UK, including a knife-point robbery in a c-store in Walkers Heath, Birmingham and a violent robbery at Frenches Convenience Store in Redhill, Surrey.

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins recently proposed a package of measures to help tackle violent retail crime against retail staff, calling for evidence on violence and abuse towards shop workers; funding to raise awareness of existing legislation in place to protect shop workers; and refreshing the work of the National Retail Crime Steering Group to focus exclusively on violence and abuse.

Have your say

These comments have not been moderated.

You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment.

Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments.

If you wish to complain about a comment please use the “report this comment” facility or email groceremails@wrbm.com

Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory

Related images

  • crime arrest
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

FOLLOW US