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CCTV appeal after guns pointed at shop workers in raids

Armed robberies took place at two stores in West Lothian over the course of eight days.

CCTV appeal: Police want to trace these men.
CCTV appeal: Police want to trace these men. Police Scotland

CCTV has been issued of two men police want to speak with in connection with a pair of armed robberies.

Shell petrol station in Baillie Street, Whitburn, West Lothian, was robbed by a man with a handgun around 3am on Saturday, December 9 last year.

He threatened staff before making off with more than £100 in cash.

Eight days later, on Sunday, December 17, a man threatened staff at Scotmid on Glasgow Road, Bathgate, also in West Lothian, before stealing more than £100.

The first man is described as white, around 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build and was wearing a black hooded jacket with epaulettes, a black beanie hat, a black scarf or snood, black cargo type trousers, grey gloves and blue Adidas trainers.

The second man is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build and was wearing a green camouflage jacket, black gloves, light blue loose fitting jeans and black and white trainers.

Detective Sergeant Graham Garvie of Livingston CID said: "These armed robberies left communities across West Lothian in fear and we are continuing to investigate these extremely serious offences.

"I would appeal to anyone who may recognise the men pictured to come forward immediately as our inquiries into these robberies are a priority and we need to locate those responsible as a matter of urgency."

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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