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Fresh police appeal over Caol knife-point robbery

Police have made a fresh appeal for information following an assault and robbery at a business in Lochaber.

The shop keeper, a woman in her 60s, was injured in the incident at Togs in Caol, near Fort William on 15 November.

She was treated by ambulance staff at the scene and taken to hospital, before later being released.

Her attacker was described as male, white, about 5ft 10in to 6ft, large build and wearing a blue fleece, dark coloured trousers and a beanie hat.

Following the robbery, which happened at about 17:30, the man was seen walking quickly, or running, in the Glenloy Street area.

Northern Constabulary said it hoped to encourage more people to come forward with information.

Ch Insp Derek Paterson said: "This was a frightening ordeal for the female victim.

"I would like to reassure all members of the public that we have a dedicated team of officers investigating this terrible incident, a number of whom have been brought in from other areas because of their particular expertise.

"I would strongly encourage anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to contact police in Fort William or or call Crimestoppers anonymously."

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