Glasgow & West Scotland

Public questioned after fake police raid Glasgow bank

Police in Glasgow have been stopping motorists and pedestrians near a city centre bank which was held up by men dressed in fake police uniforms.

The raid happened at about 10:40 last Monday at the NatWest bank in Blythswood Square.

Three men threatened a security guard with what appeared to be a gun and escaped in a silver Mercedes car with an unknown amount of cash.

One week on, officers have been questioning people in the area.

The getaway car was last seen heading down Blythswood Street, turning right into Waterloo Street and heading onto the westbound carriageway of the M8.

Busy areas

No-one was injured during the robbery and no shots were fired.

Det Insp Kate Jamieson, from Strathclyde Police, said: "Extensive police inquiries are continuing, and the aim of today's operation is to speak to motorists and pedestrians who may have witnessed the incident unfold to try to find out more information on who may have been responsible.

"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the suspects drive off in the silver-coloured car in the direction of Waterloo Street.

"Blythswood Street and Waterloo Street are very busy areas, with both pedestrians and motorists, and I would appeal directly to anyone who may have been in those areas at the time of the incident to come forward to police urgently."

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