Hunt for knife rob­ber

Shop worker left shaken

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS - Shirley Bar­tynek

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.

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