CCTV images released of Aberdeen armed robbery
Police have released CCTV images of two men who robbed a bookmakers in Aberdeen armed with a gun and a knife.
The robbery happened at William Hill on Moir Crescent in the Northfield area at about 1020 BST on Thursday 31 March.
One of the suspects approached the counter with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money, while the second man remained at the door brandishing a knife.
They fled after the female member of staff handed over a sum of money.
Three customers were in the shop at the time.
The man at the door was described as being 16 to 20 years old, about 5ft 6in tall, of slim to medium build. He was wearing dark clothing.
The man who approached the counter was also aged 16 to 20, 5ft 8in tall, of slim to medium build. He was wearing a distinctive blue jacket with the hood up underneath dark clothing.'Unusual step'
Det Insp Norman Stevenson said: "Whilst no one was injured during the incident, the staff member was left badly shaken.
"We have taken the unusual step of releasing these CCTV images in the hope that they will jog someone's memory who may have seen or know either of these men.
"They were last seen running along Moir Crescent and turning right onto Cummings Park Circle around the time of the robbery.
"I would also take this opportunity to re-assure the public this is thankfully a very rare occurrence in Aberdeen."