Thieves es­cape with five­fig­ure sum of cash af­ter raid

The Herald on Sunday - - THE WEEK -

THIEVES tar­geted a se­cu­rity guard de­liv­er­ing cash to a bank and made off with a five-fig­ure sum.

The G4S worker was threat­ened by two men out­side the Royal Bank of Scot­land in Duke Street, Glas­gow, on Fri­day.

They es­caped with a cash box in the in­ci­dent at around 2.30pm. The 51-year-old se­cu­rity guard was not hurt.

The sus­pects fled in a small sil­ver ve­hi­cle which was then set alight on Myre­side Street.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Gra­ham McCreadie said: “This was a ter­ri­fy­ing and dan­ger­ous at­tack which has left a man, who was only do­ing his job, trau­ma­tised.

“The sus­pects made off with a large sum of money and later set the car they made off in on fire.

“Fol­low­ing in­quiries we know that from Myre­side Street, they then got into a black coloured 4x4 ve­hi­cle.

“Of­fi­cers are cur­rently car­ry­ing out ex­ten­sive in­quiries. How­ever, we would ask that any­one who was near to the bank, any­one who may have men­tioned dash-cam seen footage ei­ther or any­one of from the who ve­hi­cles that has area to get in touch with po­lice im­me­di­ately.”

The sus­pects are de­scribed as white, around 5ft 8, and slim. They had dark cloth­ing, with one man wear­ing a hat and the other a scarf cov­er­ing his face.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice via 101, quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 1831 of Jan­uary 4, or call Crimes­top­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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