A WORKER has been threatened with a “bladed weapon” during a “frightening” robbery at a Borders shop, say police.

A man wearing a black balaclava entered the Nisa store on Hawick’s Dickson Street at around 8pm on Wednesday (December 27) and tried to access the till, according to officers.

He then threatened a staff member before continuing his search.

The man – described in a police statement as around 5'7, of medium build and dressed all in black – is believed to have left with a quantity of cash.

Detective Constable Claire White from Galashiels CID said: “This has been a frightening incident for the staff member and we have a number of enquiries being conducted to establish who the man is and what has been stolen.

“The man was in and out of the shop in under a minute and we are keen to establish where he came from to enter the store and where he went when he left.

“Anyone who saw a suspicious man in the area, or has information to help police enquiries, should get in touch as soon as possible.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 4015 of Wednesday, December 27, 2023. An anonymous report can be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”