Glasgow & West Scotland

Security guard robbery in Bothwell

Police are checking CCTV images in a South Lanarkshire village after a security guard was robbed at gunpoint.

The guard was targeted as he came out of the Clydesdale Bank in Main Street, Bothwell, at about 11:00.

The robber got out of a charcoal-grey Ford Focus and threatened the guard with what appeared to be a firearm.

The guard was told to hand over the box he was carrying before the robber got back into the car, which sped off in the direction of Uddingston.

The guard was not injured but left badly shaken.

Local accent

Police said the description of the suspect was "limited" as he had his face covered up.

He is described as about 5ft 9in tall and spoke with a local accent.

Det Con Jim Conway, from Strathclyde Police, said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have been in Main Street around the time of the incident to get in touch.

"It's possible that someone may have noticed something a little out of the ordinary and their information could assist our inquiry.

"Any information or knowledge about this crime or the suspects could prove to be significant and I would urge people to contact us."