Man charged after attempted robbery at Hawick bakery

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an attempted robbery at a bakery in Hawick.

It happened around 3:30am on Tuesday 12 June.

The man entered the bakery in possession of a knife and demanded food.

Staff who were working at the time refused and the man left, heading in the direction of the High Street.

We recognise the alarm this incident caused the local community and have moved quickly to make an arrest.

Acquisitive crime, particularly those involving weapons, will not be tolerated and whenever such incidents occur we will respond appropriately to bring those responsible to justice."

– Detective Sergeant Callum Peoples

The man is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Wednesday 13 June.