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UPDATE: Teenager to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court charged in connection with two alleged robberies of car and petrol station cash using a fake gun

By Alasdair Fraser

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

A teenager arrested today in connection with two Inverness robberies using a fake gun has now been charged.

The 19-year-old was apprehended after two separate incidents on Thursday (May 9) evening - the theft of a car in the city’s Holm Mains neighbourhood and stolen cash from a petrol station.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with two robberies in the Inverness area on the evening of Thursday, 9 May, 2024.

“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.”

The teenager is due to appear before Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday (May 13) and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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