Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a Christmas Day raid on an Aberdeen bank.
The court appearance follows an incident during the early hours of December 25 at the Royal Bank of Scotland on the city’s Albyn Place, which saw police called out to the premises.
It is understood that no money was taken during the incident.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed that officers were called to the bank at around 2.30am.
And bank chiefs today said they were liaising with police in relation to the matter – but added there had been no disruption to its opening hours.
An RBS spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that there was an incident on Christmas Day, however the branch is open as usual and we are working closely with the police at this time.”
Jay Balgowan, 21, and Michael Smith, 35, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court charged in connection with the matter.
Both men, whose general address was given as Aberdeen, are facing a charge of theft by housebreaking.
Smith was also facing charges of assault to injury and having a blade in a public place.
The men made no plea during the hearing.
The case against them was continued for further examination.
Both men were released on bail.
A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said no further dates for future appearances had been set.