Customers tell of shock after armed raid bid at Dundee petrol station

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Customers of a Dundee supermarket have told of their shock after armed raiders tried to steal cash from staff.

Two masked men entered the Sainsbury’s petrol station in Tom Johnston Road on Saturday, presented weapons at staff and demanded money.

The alarm was raised and the duo made off empty-handed.

They were last seen making off towards Baldovie Road, across the car park of the main Sainsbury’s store, where they met up with a male on a mountain bike and were lost to sight.

Staff at the garage declined to comment, but shoppers expressed concern over the incident, which happened at 10.38pm.

Lisa Young, 39, a carer from Douglas, said: “It’s really shocking that this has happened.

“I stay just across the road and my oldest child goes out with his friends a lot and goes about this area, so it’s very scary it’s gone on right on our doorstep.

“Crime is definitely on the rise around here.

“Only a few weeks ago, someone was stabbed in the same area, so it does scare you letting your kids go out to play.

“I have stayed in Douglas for 32 years and can see crime happening a lot more.

“All you hear about are attacks and house break-ins — it’s just shocking.”

Christina Higgins, 40, a company director, added: “It is incredibly shocking to me. I shop at Sainsbury’s and get my petrol from the garage, so it is concerning it is happening so close to home.

“It especially concerns me, as I have two children.

“I am glad nobody was hurt and they didn’t get away with anything.”

The first culprit was 5ft 3in, white, of medium build and was wearing a black North Face jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and a mask.

The second is described as white, 5ft, of skinny build and was wearing a black North Face jacket, grey jogging bottoms and a mask.

The man on the bike had a navy blue zip-up jacket with a fur-lined hood, and grey tracksuit bottoms.

A spokesman for the force said: “Detectives investigating this crime would like to hear from anybody who may have been in the area and observed the males before or after the crime.”

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