Duo attack man outside bank

POLICE are looking for a pair of men who carried out an assault and an attempted robbery in Clarkston on Friday.

At around 11.40am, a 38-year-old man and colleague were walking to Clarkston Road’s Bank of Scotland branch to make a deposit.

However, when he went to his car to retrieve some paperwork, two men threatened him and demanded he hand over money.

When the man refused, one of the suspects swung what appeared to be a metal pole wrapped in a carrier bag.

Fortunately, the man avoided being hit and managed to get into the bank where staff came to his aid.

The two suspects then made off along Cairndow Road.

Both suspects are said be Scottish, white and between 20-39 years old. One has a slim build and was wearing a dark jumper, tartan scarf, thick wooly hat and jeans.

The other had a heavy build and was wearing a brown top and blue wooly hat.

A police spokesman said: “If you were around the Cairndow Road and Clarkston Road area on Friday afternoon around the time of the robbery and saw two men hanging around the Bank of Scotland please get in touch.

“The area was relatively busy at the time and two men wearing woolly type hats on a very warm day would have been noticeable”.

Anyone with any information should contact Gorbals Robbery Unit on 532 5355.

Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy has been reported to the procurator fiscal over a “terrifying attack” on a teenage girl in East Renfrewshire last week.

The 14-year-old girl was on her way home at about 21:00 on Thursday having been with friends in Rouken Glen Park.

She was approached by a youth in Ayr Road who attacked her before running off with her mobile phone.

A police spokesman confirmed: “A 15-year-old male was the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal over the incident”.