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'Terrifying' armed robbery at McDonalds in Coatbridge

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Image caption Cash was demanded from staff at the McDonalds branch at Showcase Leisure Park

Police have appealed for information after branch of McDonalds in Coatbridge was robbed by a man brandishing a knife.

The man entered the fast-food restaurant in the Showcase Leisure Park at about 02:19 and demanded cash from a female worker.

He made threats to staff before going behind the counter and stealing a till.

Police said it was found in nearby Sharp Avenue at about 04:50 and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Detectives said the suspect was described as being about 6ft tall and of medium build.

He was wearing dark trainers, grey jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top with a black jacket over it. He also had a checked brown and cream scarf covering his face.

'Terrifying incident'

Following the robbery, the man made off on foot in the direction of Hollywood bowl and Viewfield Road.

Police later received a report of people acting suspiciously at waste ground near Sharp Avenue. Officers attended and the till was recovered.

Det Sgt David Lamont, of Coatbridge CID, said: "This was a particularly terrifying incident for staff and customers involved.

"Thankfully no one was injured however the staff have all been left extremely distressed."

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