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Two men sought over bank robbery in Thornliebank

Armed robbers have escaped with a four-figure sum of cash after holding up a bank in East Renfrewshire.

Two men entered the Lloyds Bank in Main Street, Thornliebank, at about 10:35 on Thursday and threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm.

They later escaped on towards nearby Clova Street. No-one was injured.

Both suspects are white males. One is about 5ft 6/7in-tall, while the other is over 6ft. They were wearing blue jeans and black jackets with hoods.

Both men had their hoods up and tied tightly, covering most of their faces.

Witness appeal

Officers have been gathering CCTV images from the area and carrying out door-to-door enquiries.

Det Con Gary Gallacher, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This is a busy area with lots of shops and flats around and at this time of the day there would have been lots of people milling around.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch with us.

"It may be that you saw the suspects run off or you may have noticed them prior to the robbery and thought they looked a little suspicious.

"I would urge anyone with any information to please contact us as a matter of urgency."

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