Glasgow & West Scotland

Security guard hurt during Easterhouse cash box raid

A 54-year-old security guard has been injured during a failed attempt to steal a cash box in Glasgow.

The guard was uplifting cash from G101 Off Sales in Wardie Road, Easterhouse, at about 16:30 on Thursday when he was approached by a man who demanded money.

The man struck the guard, who fell and injured his face, before fleeing in the direction of Edderton Way.

The cash box was discarded and later recovered by police, who have appealed for witnesses over the incident.

The suspect is described as white, about 5ft 8in tall and of slim build.

'Frightening experience'

At the time, he was wearing a dark grey hooded top with a black waist length rain jacket. He was also wearing grey joggers and light trainers.

Det Sgt John Aikman, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a very frightening experience for the security guard who was simply doing his job. He sustained a slight facial injury however has been left extremely shaken.

"I would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Wardie Road, which is a relatively busy area of Easterhouse and saw a man matching the description around the time of the incident.

"Anyone with any information about the incident or the man responsible is asked to please contact police."

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