Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted armed robbery at an Aberdeen shop this morning.
Officers were called to the L & M stores on Hutcheon Street at 1.25am.
A man entered the shop brandishing a weapon, and demanded cash from the female cashier.
When she refused, the man left in the direction of George Street.
He is described as being between 20 to 25 years old, 5ft 4in or 5ft 5in tall, and was wearing a black Northface Jacket, dark baseball cap, blue and white checked trousers and grey and red Nike Air Max shoes.
Nothing was taken in the incident, and the member of staff was unharmed.
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Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Sam Harris said: “I am appealing for information from anyone who may have seen a man matching the description, in the Hutcheon Street area in the early hours of this morning.
“Thankfully the shop worker was not injured as a result of this incident and her actions meant he left empty handed. Our inquiries are ongoing and the local community are thanked for their patience as there will be police presence for a time.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 0155 of 6 March. Information can also be given anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”