A thief wrapped his face in tape and used a knife to threaten a member of staff during a raid on a shop.
The incident happened yesterday at the SPAR store on St Modans Place in Fraserburgh at about 5.55am.
It’s understood a man entered the shop and presented a knife before leaving with a low three-figure sum of cash and products from the store.
The shop was open during the incident and a woman was working at the time.
Police Scotland said the man is described as being white, between 5ft 10in and 6ft in height, wearing safety glasses and had tape on his face.
He was wearing a light grey bomber jacket with dark bottoms which had a light-coloured stripe running down the side as well as a black hat and gloves.
A spokesman for the store said: “The member of staff involved is well-shaken but was safe following the incident. The shop was open at the time.”
Detective Sergeant Martyn Thomson said: “Thankfully no one was hurt during the incident, however, the staff member who was in the shop at the time was understandably shaken.
“A full investigation including speaking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV is under way and I am appealing for anyone who was in the area around the time in question and saw anything suspicious to contact police.
“Likewise, anyone who saw a person matching the description provided either before the time of the robbery or after should come forward.
“You may have vital information which could assist our investigation.
“Crimes of this nature are extremely rare in the community and I can assure the public that the safety and security of businesses in the area is a priority for police.”
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.