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Armed robbers steal hundreds of pounds


Armed robbers threatened terrified staff at an Airdrie shop and made off with hundreds of pounds during an early morning raid.

Police are appealing for informatio­n after the robbery at premises on Cairnhill Road at around 7.25am last Thursday, January 6.

Two men entered the store with a knife and metal pole and threatened staff, before leaving along Bellsdyke Road with a three-figure sum of cash.

Both are described as being aged around 17 to 19 years, of slim to average build, and dressed in all-black clothing, including black hooded tops, gloves and face masks.

Detective Sergeant Mark Nelson said: “Thankfully no-one was injured as a result, but this was a frightenin­g experience for the staff involved.

“Enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsibl­e and we are appealing for anyone with any informatio­n which may assist to get in touch.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or who has any informatio­n which may help us to identify the men, to contact police.”

Anyone with informatio­n on the robbery incident is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 0428 of January 6, 2022.

 ?? ?? Early morning raid The robbery took place on Cairnhill Road
Early morning raid The robbery took place on Cairnhill Road

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