Hunt for knife robber
Shop worker left shaken
Police are still hunting the thug who brandished a knife at a shop worker in Hamilton last Wednesday, November 1, before grabbing cash from the till.
The robbery took place at around 7.15pm at the Mccoll’s store in the town’s Fleming Way.
After entering the shop, the robber brandished a knife at a male member of staff and grabbed money from the cash register.
The 23-year-old shop worker was not injured in the incident, but was left badly shaken by the ordeal.
Officers say the suspect is around 5ft 7ins in height, and was wearing a darkcoloured hooded parka jacket, trimmed with light coloured fur, black jeans, and black trainers with a white sole. He had the hood up and was wearing a white baseball cap.
After fleeing the store, he made off with a threefigure sum of cash.
Officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and will be checking CCTV for any additional investigative information.
Detective Sergeant Martin Mckendrick said: “I’m appealing to people who may have been in the area around the time of the incident to contact us.
“It may be that the suspect was loitering outside the shop before committing the crime or someone could have seen him run off from the shop.
“At the time, this may not have seemed unusual or suspicious but in light of a local shop being targeted in a robbery, your information could prove vital.”
Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Cambuslang Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3644 of November 1.
Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.