Appeal after ‘terrifying’ Asda armed robbery

Police described the incident as 'terrifying'. Picture: Julie Bull

Police described the incident as 'terrifying'. Picture: Julie Bull

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Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a supermarket in Armadale yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1pm yesterday at Asda on Station Road when an armed male entered the store and demanded money from staff.

He made off with a significant sum of money, and ran off in the direction of the train station.

Police are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

The male is described as white, 25 to 35 years old, between 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in, average build, local accent, and wearing a dark tracksuit, dark woollen hat and dark scarf.

Detective sergeant Nick Brookfield said: “This was a terrifying incident for the members of staff within the store, and we are keen to trace the suspect as soon as possible.

“We would ask members of the public to get in touch if they remember seeing any suspicious activity in or near Station Road.

“Anyone who can help us identify the male responsible for this robbery is also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.