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Police Scotland officers in Highlands arrest teen after ‘imitation firearm’ used by robber to steal car and later some money at a petrol station in Inverness

By Philip Murray

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A teenager has been arrested by police investigating the theft of a car and money by a robber wielding a fake gun.

Police said enquiries are “ongoing” after the two robberies in different parts of Inverness last night, both of which involved what police described as an “imitation firearm”.

The first incident involved the theft of a car in Dores Road at around 9.40pm, with the second robbery involving the theft of “a quantity of cash” at a petrol station in Longman Road 10 minutes later.

A police spokesman said: “A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with two robberies in the Inverness area on the evening of Thursday, May 9.

“The first incident occurred around 9.40pm in Dores Road where a car was stolen.

”The second incident occurred shortly after around 9.50pm at a petrol station in Longman Road where a quantity of cash was stolen.

“Both robberies involved an imitation firearm and nobody was injured.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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