Glasgow & West Scotland

Man sought over savings bank raid

A man has escaped with a four-figure sum of cash after carrying out an armed robbery at a bank in Glasgow.

The man threatened a 25-year-old female member of staff at Airdrie Savings Bank in Glasgow Road, Baillieston, at about 1540 GMT on Thursday.

The woman, who believed he had a firearm, handed over cash. She was not injured but left "extremely shaken".

The suspect is described as a white, of slim build and with pale skin. He was in his mid 20s and about 5ft 6in tall.

He was wearing dark clothing and carrying a large navy blue sports holdall.

Det Con David Reilly, of Strathclyde Police, said: "Fortunately the 25-year-old woman was not seriously injured and she did not require any medical treatment.

"However, she has been left extremely shaken as a result of the incident and it is vital that we trace the person responsible.

"I would therefore appeal to any customers who were in the bank just before 3.40pm, who may recognise the suspect from his description, or may have seen anyone acting suspiciously, to contact us as a matter of urgency."

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