Two female shop workers were threatened during a robbery on a Castlemilk newsagents.
At around 7am on Saturday, March 2, two women aged 50 and 52 had just opened up RS McColl’s newsagent on Carmunnock Road when a man entered the store. He threatened the women with violence and a weapon, demanded money and keys to the safe. He stole a four figure sum and keys to a white Volkswagen Polo which was parked outside.
The man then stole the car, which was later found burnt out nearby in Linn Park. The women were uninjured but were left very shaken.
The man is described as around 5ft 10inches in height, of slim build, with a thin/gaunt unkempt appearance and ‘yellowing’ teeth. He was wearing a black jacket, with a blue hoody underneath and dirty blue jeans with dark shoes.
Detective Constable Stephen McGrath of Aikenhead Road CID is dealing with this enquiry. He said: “This was a brazen act by this man who went into the shop literally as it opened for the day. We understand that there was a man who entered the shop just prior to the suspect entering.
“We would urge this man to come forward to police as he may have information that could help with our enquiry.
“There was a robbery at another McColl’s newsagent in nearby Eaglesham but at this time we are not linking both robberies. I’d like to speak to anyone who may have seen a white Volkswagen Polo being driven at speed just after the incident taking place, and anyone who saw it around Linn Park, which is a short drive away, before being set alight.
“I know the area is busy with dog walkers and on a Saturday morning this would have been no different with people coming and going to buy their morning papers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Aikenhead Road CID on 0141 532 4900. Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be passed confidentially.