Armed robbery at chemists in Cowdenbeath

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery in Cowdenbeath.

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The incident took place at Gordons Chemists on Broad Street shortly before 5pm yesterday (Friday).

A man threatened staff with a knife before stealing numerous boxes of prescription medication.

The man is described as 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, aged in his late twenties or early thirties and quietly spoken with a local accent.

He was wearing a dark grey or black woollen hat pulled over his face with eye holes cut out, a dark ribbed hooded jumper, dark combat style trousers and dark green or blue trainers that had shiny leather on the front.

Detective Sergeant John Easton of Dunfermline CID said:

“Thankfully none of the staff were injured but this was a distressing experience for them and we’re continuing to conduct a number of enquiries locally.

“We’re asking anyone who may have seen this man in the area, or who recognises his description, to contact us as soon as possible.

“The stolen medication can pose a serious risk to a person’s health and should not be taken unless prescribed for you by a medical professional.

“We’re also urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of this medication to come forward immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.