Glasgow & West Scotland

'Brazen' Castlemilk robberies investigated

Strathclyde Police are investigating whether the same man carried out robberies on two Glasgow business premises.

At about 17:30 on Monday 2 January, a man robbed William Hill bookmakers on Castlemilk Road after threatening staff with a bladed weapon.

The following day, a man robbed the Croftfoot filling station, also on Castlemilk Road.

Police have said they believe the same man carried out both crimes.

The suspect is described as white, of slim build, approximately 5ft 10 inches to 6ft in height, wearing a black waterproof jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and a black tammy style hat.

PC Gareth Brown of the Robbery Unit at Gorbals Police Office said: "I would like to trace anyone who saw a man fitting the description of the suspect in and around the Castlemilk Road area on either the evening of Monday or Tuesday around the time of the incidents.

"We do believe that the two incidents were carried out by the same man, and would like to speak to anyone who has information on this man.

"This would appear to be very brazen behaviour by the man responsible, to carry out two separate robberies within two days in the same street."

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