Glasgow & West Scotland

Four-figure sum stolen in Glasgow robbery

Bankhall Street
Image caption The man was first approached in Bankhill Street in Govanhill

A man has had a four-figure sum of stolen from him as he walked along a street in Glasgow.

The 33-year-old was walking in Bankhill Street in Govanhill at about 17:45 on Friday when a teenager ran up to him and stole his phone.

The victim chased the youth into a close where he was threatened by the thief and two more teenagers who stole the money.

Police said all three suspects were believed to be Eastern European.

The first suspect was described as being white, aged about 15-16, small, of slim build with short brown hair. He was wearing a T-shirt and light-coloured jeans.

CCTV images

The second suspect was white, aged about 17-18, tall, of heavy build with short dark hair. He was wearing a white track suit.

The third suspect was white, small and of slim build.

Police said that following the incident, the three suspects met up with a woman before making off towards Hollybrook Street. She was wearing black skinny jeans and was carrying a black leather bag.

Det Con Alister Thom said: "We are in the process of gathering CCTV images from the surrounding area in order to obtain more information about the suspects.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the suspects or who has any knowledge of the incident to get in

touch with us as a matter of urgency."

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