A 38-year-old man has been charged in connection with two alleged robberies at Aberdeen bookies.
The branch of Coral at Cornhill Shopping Arcade on Foresterhill Road was allegedly robbed last Monday evening and a branch of William Hill on Summerhill Court, Mastrick, was allegedly robbed on Wednesday morning.
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The 38-year-old man arrested yesterday was charged this morning and is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
A 36-year-old man appeared in court yesterday charged in connection with the alleged incidents at both bookmakers.
Kevin Bruce appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court charged in connection with the matter.
Bruce, whose general address was given as Aberdeen, is facing a string of charges.
Bruce is charged with assault by threats and robbery and assault and robbery.
He is also accused of attempting to open a lockfast place with intent, attempted theft and three counts of theft by shoplifting.
During his appearance he made no plea.
The case against him was committed for further examination and he was remanded in custody.
A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said Bruce was expected to appear in court again within eight days.
Detective Sergeant Mike Reynolds said: “I would again like to thank both communities where these incidents took place for your patience and support while inquiries have been carried out.”