Detectives at Rutherglen Police Office are continuing enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage.
Detective Constable Emma McLaughlin of Rutherglen CID is leading the enquiry. She said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened or noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact Rutherglen CID on 0141 532 5200. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.”
A staff member at the Tesco store located behind the garage said: “We had heard it was a man with a machete that took the money. There were police cars everywhere.”
This is not the first time this garage has been targeted.
On March 12 2011, when the station was ran by Co-operative Group Ltd, two terrified women were threatened with a knife and tied up when a bicycle-riding robber wearing a hi-viz jacket made off with thousands of pounds from the petrol station.
The two workers were unharmed, but were left “completely traumatised” by the ordeal.
The garage is now owned by Epping based Malthurst Retail Ltd and BP are the fuel suppliers.
Company secretary for MHR Ltd David Hathaway said the security had been improved since the last robbery.
He said: “When we purchased the site we bulldozed it and built it again to more modern standards. We are aware that it is not foolproof however we believe the security has been improved. We have installed CCTV in and around the shop. Also, at the administrative area behind the counter we have installed a lockable and secure door to which staff can retreat if they are in danger. Incidents have occurred at other sites we own and staff have been able to get to the room safely.
The reason that on Sunday our staff member couldn’t get to the room is that he was surprised and didn’t feel he could get to it safely. Our staff member followed all of our robbery procedures perfectly and that was why no one was hurt.”