Glasgow & West Scotland

Man with knife holds up bank in Glasgow's Trongate

A man armed with a knife has escaped with a four-figure sum of cash after holding up a bank in central Glasgow.

The man threatened staff at the Bank of Scotland's Trongate branch and demanded money at about 1630 BST on Thursday.

He had to force the doors of the bank open before making off on foot in the direction of London Road.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, and about 6ft tall. He spoke with a local accent and had a gaunt appearance.

Bank 'commotion'

He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit top and trousers and was carrying a black and white JD Sports carrier bag.

Det Con John Johnston, from Strathclyde Police, said: "At this time of day, the area will have been very busy with vehicular traffic and people making their way home from work.

"I'm sure that some people will have witnessed the commotion that took place when the man got caught up in the bank's doors and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen this to get in touch.

"We believe the man may have been outside the bank some time before the robbery occurred so it's possible someone may have seen him hanging around, perhaps acting a little suspiciously."

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