Police appeal after robber threatens women with a knife

Police Scotland officers are continuing enquiries following a robbery at a shop in the Pollok area of Glasgow yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, November 20).

Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 11:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 11:34 am

At around 12.15pm, two women aged 31 and 81 years were working within Martin McColl Ltd store in Househillwood Road, Pollok when a man came into the shop. He threatened the women with a knife and demanded money.

The suspect then ran out of the shop with a three figure sum of cash and a quantity of scratch cards leaving the shop assistants shook up but uninjured.

The suspect had a scarf covering his face and hood up but is described as white, 5ft 8 tall and was wearing a black parka style jacket with a white badge on the chest, light coloured jeans and black trainers with white soles. He was last seen heading along Househillwood Road towards the Silverburn shopping centre.

Detective Constable Kimberley Douglas at the Greater Glasgow Community Investigation Unit said today: “Luckily in this case no one was physically hurt although it was a traumatic experience for the women working in the shop and it’s vital that we catch the man responsible as he could very well strike again.

“I’d like to speak to anyone who may have seen this man hanging around the area prior to the robbery taking place or anyone who has seen him running off afterwards.”

Anyone with information should contact police at the Community Investigation Unit based at Helen Street Police Station via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 1401 of 20 November 2018.

Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.