Glasgow & West Scotland

Men sought over failed bookmakers raid in Castlemilk

Police have asked for help in tracing two men who staged a failed armed robbery at a bookmakers in Glasgow.

The men targeted the William Hill shop in Castlemilk Road, Castlemilk, at about 21:05 on Tuesday.

One man held the door open while the other threatened two members of staff with a weapon and demanded money.

The workers, a man aged 25 and 38-year-old woman, called police from a staff room. The men fled empty handed in the direction of Croftend Avenue.

The man who held the door open is described as white, about 6ft tall and was wearing a hi-visibility jacket.

Busy area

The man who threatened staff is described white and about 6ft tall. He was wearing a mask, a dark puffa jacket and blue jeans. He had tucked his jeans into his socks and was wearing trainers.

Police are reviewing CCTV images from the area in a bid to trace both suspects.

Constable Katy Fanning, of Police Scotland, said: "This shop is in a busy area, with a pub, garage and three take-away premises nearby.

"There were members of the public within the shop when the two men entered but there were also people in and around the area.

"I am appealing for them to get in touch with us. In particular a woman, who came into the betting shop shortly after the attempted robbery to check if the staff were all right."

Con Fanning added: "This woman may have seen the suspects running off and may have information which could assist our investigation in locating these two suspects."

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