Glasgow & West Scotland

Cash stolen from security guard in Glasgow robbery

Police have launched a search for two men who robbed a security guard outside a Lidl store in the south side of Glasgow.

The robbery took place on Victoria Road in Govanhill at about 21:30 on Tuesday.

The Loomis security guard was delivering money to a cash machine at the store when he was threatened with a knife and a hammer.

The men, who stole a five-figure sum in the raid, are believed to have escaped in a dark-coloured car.

Strathclyde Police said the guard was uninjured but was left badly shaken by the incident.

The first suspect was described as being about 6ft tall and of stocky build, while the second man was between 5ft 5in and 5ft 6in tall and of thin build.

Both men were wearing dark-coloured clothing and dark-coloured balaclavas.

Det Insp Joe McKerns urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: "Extensive police enquiries are ongoing in the local community at this time and officers are currently gathering CCTV footage in an effort to gather more information on this crime and the two men responsible.

"The local area around the store is always busy with both motorists and pedestrians and I am sure that people must have witnessed this robbery take place, or noticed the two men responsible acting suspiciously."

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