Dash-cam driv­ers could be key to snar­ing rob­bers

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

Driv­ers with dash cams could hold the key in catch­ing the cul­prits re­spon­si­ble for an armed rob­bery in Strathaven.

Two masked men made off with a five-fig­ure sum of cash after hold­ing up the Green Street post of­fice with a firearm shortly after 8am on Mon­day, Au­gust 28.

A man­hunt was launched after the sus­pects fled from the Day-To­day con­ve­nience store on foot.

Of­fi­cers are now ap­peal­ing for mo­torists who were in the area at the time of the rob­bery and who may have recorded vital footage on a dash­board cam­era to come for­ward.

A Po­lice Scot­land spokes­woman said: “En­quiries are con­tin­u­ing into this rob­bery.

“Of­fi­cers are ap­peal­ing for any­one with dash cam footage who was in the Green Street area be­tween 8am and 8.30am on Mon­day, Au­gust 28 to con­tact Cam­bus­lang Po­lice Of­fice through 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 0728 of 28th Au­gust.”

A lone shop­keeper was un­in­jured but left badly shaken after be­ing threat­ened by the as­sailants who were wear­ing bal­a­clavas.

The area around the shop was sealed off through­out the day as the armed re­sponse unit was called in to in­ves­ti­gate the scene.

The first sus­pect is de­scribed as 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in tall, of stocky build and was wear­ing blue jeans and black boots.

The sec­ond sus­pect is thought to be 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in tall, of slim build and was wear­ing a black cap with an‘NY’logo on it and a jacket with a white zip.

In­for­ma­tion can also be re­ported anony­mously by call­ing Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

Crime scene The post of­fice at Day-To­day was held up

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