Man ‘with knife’ demands money from Galashiels shop

A MAN with a knife demanded money from a Galashiels shop at the weekend.

Police say the man entered the Premier store, on Scott Street, at around 3.35pm on Sunday (August 2).

The man, who was wearing a mask, threatened the shop assistant with a knife and demanded money, according to police, but he left the store empty-handed.

A police spokesperson said: “A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an alleged attempted robbery a short time later.

“He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 3 August, 2020.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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