Attempted armed robbery in Clarkston

Police are appealing for assistance.
Police are appealing for assistance.

Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Clarkston on Friday, December 23.

Around 6.10am, a man entered the BP Service Station on Eastwoodmains Road and presented what is described as a firearm, before demanding that the service assistant hand over money from the till. The service assistant refused and demanded that the man leave the store.

The suspect then fled the scene and turned left before heading in the direction of Clarkston Toll. The service assistant, a 57 year-old woman, was uninjured as a result of the incident. No one else was inside the store.

At the time of the incident, the man was dressed entirely in dark clothing, and was wearing a balaclava with one hole to allow for vision. He is described as having a local accent. He is also described as being approximately six foot tall with a skinny build.

Detective Constable David Henry, from the community investigation unit based at Govan, said: “Our enquiries are underway to trace this man and hold him to account for his actions. No one should be placed in a state of fear or alarm as they go about their daily lives.

“We’ve conducted door to door enquiries and continue to assess CCTV to determine his direction of travel following the incident. What we do know is at the same time, a man in a silver BMW car stopped at the service station and entered shortly after the incident – seemingly unaware of what happened moments before. It’s possible this man may have information which could assist with our enquiries. Please get in touch via 101 if you see this appeal.

“I would ask anyone with any information to get in contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111