Police have launched a hunt for a man who raided a Dundee newsagent with a knife yesterday.
General Stores on Stobswell’s Dundonald Street was raided just after 7am.
The man, who came into the store with a woman, is understood to have threatened a staff member before a struggle ensued.
A shop worker, believed to be in his 50s, struggled with the intruder before it spilled out on to the street.
One resident said the attacker and the female ran off after they were startled by a member of the public.
He said: “From what I’ve heard, a male and a female came into the shop. The man went around the counter threatening to slash the staff member.
“The worker tried to defend himself before the struggle ended up going out into the street, just outside the front door of the store.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are following positive lines of inquiry after a robbery at a newsagents in Dundonald Street at 7.10am this morning. The shopkeeper suffered minor injuries as a result and was taken to hospital for treatment. A small amount of goods were taken.”
Resident Scott McLaren, 47, said the store has been targeted on a number of occasions.
He said: “I had a female police officer at my door just after 8am asking if I’d heard anything. She never went into too many details as to what exactly had happened.”
John McCulloch, 62, said he was aware of a police presence just after 8am.
He added: “I’ve lived here for over 15 years and I’m aware the store has had problems in the past.
“I’ve heard this morning two people have come into the store and tried to get cash from the till.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 7.28am today to attend an incident on Dundonald Street.
“We dispatched one ambulance, and one male patient, in his 50s, was treated on the scene.”