VIDEO: Bomb squad robot sent in to search shop

Bomb disposal experts sent in a robot to search a Camelon shop after a suspicious device was found.

The village’s Main Street was closed off throughout the afternoon as officers from Police Scotland and the Royal Logistics Corps attended at the Microtech 2000 store.

The robot heads into the shop (Picture and video by Micahel Gillen)

The robot heads into the shop (Picture and video by Micahel Gillen)

A bomb detection and disposal robot was eventually sent to check the premises before the all-clear was declared.

Fire and ambulance crews were also in attendance, standing by with members of the public and workers and residents evacuated from nearby premises at a safe distance from the shop.

Police were executing a search warrant in connection with a fraud investigation when the discovery was made at Microtech.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The appropriate partners were called to assist and there was found to be no threat to the public. A man is currently detained in connection with the fraud investigation, and enquiries are continuing.

“The local community are thanked for their patience while this was ongoing.”

Buses had to be diverted via Glenfuir Road and Union Road as the area was closed to traffic.


Bomb disposal unit at Camelon incident