Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman threatened at knife-point in Dennistoun robbery

A woman has been robbed at knife-point in the east end of Glasgow.

It happened at about 20:20 on Saturday as she was walking into a close in Duke Street, near Whitehill Street in Dennistoun.

The 24-year-old was threatened by a man armed with a knife. He stole a small sum of money and personal items and made off on foot into Duke Street.

Police described the attack as "very frightening" for the woman and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The suspect was described as white, 5ft 10ins in height, of medium build, bald and in his mid 30s.

He was wearing a black flat cap, a dark coloured jacket - similar to a Barbour jacket - and a scarf covering the lower part of his face.

Det Con Richard McAvoy, from Strathclyde Police, said: "Thankfully the woman did not require hospital treatment, however, this was very frightening for her.

"This area of Duke Street is very busy at this time of night and it may be that someone saw this man following the woman or indeed, saw him in the area either before or after the robbery."

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