Fraserburgh councillor thanks police after wife held at knife-point in shop

Councillor Brian Topping
Councillor Brian Topping

A Fraserburgh Councillor has thanked police efforts after his wife was robbed at knife-point in a Fraserburgh shop in the early hours of Tuesday October 11.

Councillor Brian Topping thanked officers following the incident at Spar in St Modans Place around 5.55 am last week.

Cllr Topping said he was alerted to the incident following a phone call from his daughter to say that there had been a robbery at the shop.

He immediately got dressed and went round to his wife's place of work to make sure she was okay.

Cllr Topping said neither he or his wife wanted to comment on anything that may affect the case but he did wish to the police officers involved.

He said: "I just want to give my thanks to Police Scotland, CID and forensics.

"They have been brilliant.

"They have called my wife several times just to make sure she is okay."

The councillor also said the amount of support his wife has received from members of the public since the incident has been remarkable.

He said: "The amount of goodwill messages has been touching."

Police are still searching for the male culprit who stole a low three-figure sum of cash alongside other items.

The suspect is described as being a white male, between 5ft10 to 6ft in height, and was wearing safety glasses and had tape on his face. He was wearing a light grey bomber jacket, dark bottoms with a light coloured stripe running down the side, a black hat and gloves.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.