Shopkeeper attacked in Burntisland robbery

A shopkeeper was assaulted in an early-morning robbery on a Fife High Street today.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 1:17 pm
Officers are investigating this morning's incident.
Officers are investigating this morning's incident.

Police are investigating after the incident at around 6.40am at Jason’s Newsagents in Burntisland this morning.

Two men entered the shop before assaulting a member of staff and stealing around £500 in cash.

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The shop worker sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

The first suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, around 6ft tall with a slim build and no facial hair. He was wearing a dark hooded top at the time of the incident.

The second suspect is described as a white male also in his early 20s, around 5ft 6 in tall with a slightly stocky build. He was wearing a red bandana covering his nose and mouth.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Miller, of Fife CID, said: “Thankfully nobody has been seriously injured as a result of this reckless act but the member of staff has been left evidently shaken.

“Although this happened early in the morning, we are appealing to anyone who has any information surrounding the incident.

“If you noticed anyone acting suspicious in the area or anyone matching these descriptions, please get in contact with officers.

“Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 0420 of 29/09/20.”