Arme­drob­ber es­capes with £10K in raid

Evening Times - - NEWS - By TOM TORRANCE

AN armed rob­ber dressed in hi-viz cloth­ing took at least £10,000 from a worker de­liv­er­ing cash to an ATM.

The “shock­ing” in­ci­dent hap­pened at around 11.55am on Satur­day in Shet­tle­ston, po­lice said.

A 57-year-old man was bring­ing money to a cash ma­chine at Tesco on An­nick Street when he was ap­proached by some­one bran­dish­ing a weapon, be­lieved to be a firearm.

The armed rob­ber took the box, which con­tained a five-fig­ure sum of cash.

He made off in a white Hyundai i10 to­wards Spring­boig Road and it was later found burned out in that area.

It is be­lieved there was a sec­ond man driv­ing the ve­hi­cle, al­though po­lice could not yet pro­vide a de­scrip­tion.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Clark Hill, from Go­van Po­lice Sta­tion, said: “Due to the fact that it was be­lieved that a firearm was present, our armed re­sponse units also at­tended but have since stood down.

“The sus­pect knew very well when the van would be there. It cer­tainly wasn’t done on the spur of the mo­ment. With that in mind, it’s pos­si­ble that the car had been in the area ei­ther im­me­di­ately prior to the rob­bery or in­deed the past few days check­ing the area out.”

No one was se­ri­ously in­jured in the in­ci­dent but a se­cu­rity guard, aged 37, from Tesco, who came to the vic­tim’s aid suf­fered a mi­nor in­jury to his knee af­ter be­ing struck by the car. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Mr Hill said: “Al­though thank­fully, no one in­volved in this in­ci­dent was se­ri­ously in­jured, this was a ter­ri­fy­ing or­deal for the men in­volved. Also, for it to take place out­side a busy su­per­mar­ket in the mid­dle of the af­ter­noon is just shock­ing.”

Of­fi­cers have been at the scene car­ry­ing out en­quiries and are check­ing CCTV.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as white 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins, thin build, pale com­plex­ion, wear­ing a grey hooded top, a “hi-viz” yel­low jacket and black jog­ging bot­toms.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Go­van Po­lice Of­fice via 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence 1707/27/07 or anony­mously through Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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