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Would-be shop robber escapes after woman tries to tackle him

The man targeted the newsagents on Court Street, Dundee, at around 4.15pm on Wednesday.

By Jenness Mitchell

Published 12 Dec 2019.

A woman attempted to tackle a would-be robber during a raid on a Dundee newsagents.

The man targeted the store on Court Street at around 4.15pm on Wednesday.

After threatening the 26-year-old shopkeeper and demanding money, he then launched a shelf at the worker before making his escape.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to speak to a man who was in the shop at the time of the incident and a woman who attempted to take on the suspect.

Constable Andrew Findlay said: "Nobody was injured however we're appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact us.

"I'm particularly keen to speak to a man who was in the shop throughout the incident and a woman who attempted to tackle the suspect before he threw the shelf."

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