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Appeal over failed post office in Thornliebank

Police have appealed for information following a failed robbery at a post office in East Renfrewshire.

Two men targeted the post office on Main Street, Thornliebank, at about 17:30 on Wednesday.

They forced their way in and used a sledgehammer to try to break the security screen.

When their attempts to break through were unsuccessful the men got into the a black Honda Civic car outside and made off towards Stewarton Road.

The suspects are described as between 5ft 6in and 5ft 7in tall.

Both were wearing dark coloured clothing and balaclavas hiding their faces.

There were three members of staff in the post office at the time.

All were standing behind the security screen and no-one was injured.

Officers have been conducting door-to-door inquiries and gathering CCTV images.

Det Con Fiona MacKenzie, of Strathclyde Police, said: "The men got into their car and drove fairly erratically up Main Street.

"The area is normally quite busy at this time of day and I'm sure people will have been out and about and perhaps noticed the car.

"I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time to contact us as they may have some significant information which could help us trace the two suspects."

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