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Aberdeen Makro armed robbery: Police revisit scene

Police interview shoppers
Image caption Police interviewed shoppers as they went into Makro a week on

Police investigating an armed robbery on a security van in Aberdeen have revisited the scene.

A man threatened a security guard with what was thought to be a metal bar at Makro in Altens at about 12:30 on Monday 9 September.

He made off with a five-figure sum of money.

Officers were hoping to speak to shoppers who make weekly trips to the Makro store, and who may have witnessed the incident.

A 4x4 vehicle, similar to one seen leaving the scene, was found in the Cults area after being set on fire.

A dark grey Audi Q5 - which had a copied registration of SW12 CVF - was seen driving erratically at speed from the scene towards the Charleston Flyover at about 12:45.

Athletic build

The incident involved a G4S van. No-one was injured but the victim was left shaken.

The suspect was described as being in his mid 20s, about 6ft tall, of "athletic" build, with stubble.

He was wearing dark clothing and spoke with a local accent.

Det Insp Stewart Sloan said: "We are keen to talk to anybody who may take weekly trips to the store and might have seen something or somebody suspicious in the area at the time of the robbery, in particular in relation to the vehicle that was used.

"Anybody who may have seen the dark grey Audi Q5 driving at speed from the scene towards the Charleston Flyover, or who may have seen the vehicle in the days leading up to the incident, should get in touch with us."

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