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Police issue CCTV in search for Hilltown shop raider

Image caption Police have issued CCTV footage of a man they believe can help with their inquiries

Police have issued CCTV images in a bid to identify a man who attempted to rob a newsagents in Dundee.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident in October last year when a knife-wielding man threatened a member of staff at the S&R Newsagents in the Hilltown.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man in his late teens to early 20s who they believe could assist with inquiries.

The incident took place at about 16:40 on Wednesday, 16 October.

A man entered the S&R Newsagents and demanded cash from the female member of staff behind the counter.

He fled empty-handed when the woman refused to give him any money and called the police.

Image caption The footage shows the man walking through the Hilltown area before the attempted robbery

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said "extensive" inquiries had so far failed to identify the man, and a fresh appeal for information had been launched.

The man officers wish to speak to was described as being in his late teens to early 20s, 5ft 8in to 6ft tall, of medium build, with unkempt blonde hair.

At the time he was wearing a dark green or khaki hooded top, blue jeans and white trainers.

CCTV footage shows him walking through the Hilltown area before the attempted robbery.

The same newsagents has since been involved in further incidents, with a 24-year-old man charged in connection with a separate alleged robbery there on 25 March this year.

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