Masked men attempt robbery of shop but unable to open till

The men entered the shop and demanded money, before unsuccessfully trying to open the till.

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The incident took place in Aberdeen at around 2.30am on Tuesday, December 21.

A police appeal has been launched after two masked men attempted to rob a shop in Aberdeen.

The incident took place at around 2.30am on Tuesday, December 21.

The men entered the Premier Convenience store on Hutcheon Street and demanded money, before unsuccessfully trying to open the till.

They then ran from the shop and made their way along Holland Street.

Officers say the staff member on duty was uninjured, but was left shaken by the incident.

Detective Constable Thomas Cameron said: “We are appealing to anyone with information on this attempted robbery, or who may have seen two masked men in the nearby area in the early hours of this morning, to please come forward.

“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who lives in the Hutcheon Street or Holland Street areas and has potential CCTV footage which could prove useful to our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 0269 of 21 December 21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.