Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow Fort raid: Two men rob Beaverbrooks jewellery store

Detectives are hunting for two men who made off with a large quantity of jewellery after an armed raid at a Glasgow shopping centre.

Strathclyde Police said the men threatened staff with what appeared to be a gun at Beaverbrooks, in The Fort near Easterhouse, at about 11:10.

It is believed they made off in a silver Volkswagen Golf. A similar car was found burnt out later.

No-one was injured in the raid. Officers appealed for witnesses.

The first suspect was described as white, about 6ft 3in tall and of slim build. He was wearing a grey, hooded zipped top with thick white draw strings and dark bottoms.

The second man was white, about 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build. He was wearing a black, hooded zipped top, blue jeans and white trainers.

Det Insp Laura Thomson said: "Our inquiries are at an early stage and it is important that we trace anyone who saw the suspects or has any information that can assist this investigation.

"At this time, it has still to be established exactly what was stolen and the value of the jewellery but it is believed to be a considerable amount.

"I would urge anyone who saw anyone behaving in a suspicious manner at The Fort around 11am this morning or saw the suspects enter or leave the premises to come forward.

"I am also anxious to speak to anyone who saw the silver-coloured Volkswagen Golf car driving from the scene."

The car had been seen driving in the direction of Easterhouse.

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