24th May 2018
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Dunrossness resident accused of robbing shop in Lerwick

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A man has been remanded in custody after being accused of assault and robbery.

George Hogg, 33, of Dunrossness, appeared from custody in private before honorary sheriff Arnold Duncan at Lerwick Sheriff Court this morning.

He is alleged to have carried out an offence of attempted shoplifting, theft by shoplifting, assault and robbery and resisting arrest.

Hogg is also said to have contravened part of the Civic Government Scotland Act (1982), which relates to the possession of a tool or other object – the possession of which may have inferred he intended to commit, or had committed, theft.

Hogg made no plea or declaration. He was committed for further examination before being held in remand. He is expected to appear in court again next week.

On Saturday Police Scotland revealed that a man had been arrested after the theft of money from a commercial premises in the town centre on Friday afternoon.