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Aberdeen link in Dundee jewellers raid investigation

Stephen Henderson jewellers Image copyright Google
Image caption The two men ran off down Union Street towards the train station after the raid at the jewellers

Police are investigating reports that two men who robbed a Dundee jewellery shop targeted stores in Aberdeen on the same day.

The pair made off with "high-value items" from Stephen Henderson Jewellers in Dundee city centre on 6 February.

Two men of a similar description visited shops in Aberdeen with intent to steal earlier the same day.

Officers said it was possible the events were linked, and issued a fresh appeal for witnesses and information.

The theft in the Dundee store happened at 15:55, with the two men running off down Union Street towards the city railway station.

One was described as being white, 5ft 11in (1.80m) tall, with large blue eyes and mousey-coloured facial hair. He was wearing a distinctive navy blue deer stalker hat lined with cream fur, a grey and black striped top, an Adidas hooded gillet, navy jeans and blue trainers.

The man spoke with a Liverpudlian accent.

The second man was also white, 5ft 8in (1.72m) tall, with short dark hair. He was wearing a black hooded long-sleeved top, light grey Adidas jogging bottoms, light coloured trainers and a dark baseball cap.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed similar-looking men had targeted two shops on Aberdeen's Union Street at about 13:10 and 13:30 the same day.

No crime was committed, but police are investigating possible links with the theft in Dundee.

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