Glasgow & West Scotland

Fake police rob guard inside Glasgow city centre bank

Three men who are believed to have been dressed in fake police uniforms have robbed a security guard in a bank in Glasgow city centre.

The men entered the Natwest branch in Blythswood Square at 10:40 on Monday and threatened the guard with what appeared to be a firearm.

They fled in a silver-coloured car which turned right into Waterloo Street before heading on to the westbound M8.

Police have yet to establish the amount of cash which was taken.

No firearm was discharged during the robbery and no-one was injured but the guard and bank staff were left "badly shaken".

Det Insp Kate Jamieson, of Strathclyde Police, said: "Extensive police enquiries are ongoing in the local area and police are currently studying CCTV footage in an effort to gather more information on the exact circumstances and those responsible.

"I would urge anyone who may have seen these men acting suspiciously in the area of Blythswood Square around the time of the incident, or who may have seen this silver car being driven erratically through the city centre to come forward to police as a matter of urgency."

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