Five people have been arrested after an attempted robbery of a Hamilton dairy yesterday.
The offenders entered the Knighton Dairy armed with screwdrivers and poles but fled when the shop owner activated a fog cannon.
Later in the day the group approached the Aberdeen Dairy in Dinsdale, but police were called and the offenders fled in a vehicle.
Police say they gave chase but the pursuit was abandoned quickly due to the way the vehicle was being driven.
It was found a short time later but the occupants had fled on foot.
Four youths and a 17-year old were then found by police.
The youths have been referred to Youth Aid and the 17-year-old has been charged with assault with intent to rob and unlawfully getting into a vehicle.
Police are still making inquiries to locate a sixth person, seen wearing a dark green long sleeve top.