A weapon was allegedly used to steal cash in an robbery at a North-east newsagent.
The alleged incident happened at the Cullen Paper Shop at around 7.15am.
A man has been detained in connection with the robbery.
Customers as well as a shop worker were in the store at the time of the incident.
Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson said: “Resources were deployed immediately following reports of a robbery this morning and a man was detained shortly after nearby.
“He is currently assisting us with our inquiries.
“No one was injured during the incident, however it would have obviously been unsettling for the shop worker involved and a small number of customers who were there at the time.
“A low two figure sum of money was handed over after a weapon was presented.
“I must stress how rare and unusual incidents of this nature are in the area and would like to thank the local community for their patience and support while police carry out inquiries in the area.
“Anyone who was in the area at the time and thinks they have information which could help should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.”