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Robber escapes after bank raid in South Lanarkshire

RBS in Rutherglen Image copyright Google
Image caption The man entered the bank at about 15:40

A robber made off with a four-figure sum of money after threatening staff at a Royal Bank of Scotland in Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire.

The man entered the bank in Stonelaw Road, Burnside, at about 15:40.

He was wearing a scarf over his face, a bright orange jacket with a logo on the sleeve, a dark hooded top and blue jeans.

No-one was were injured but police said the incident was a "very frightening experience" for those involved.

They have appealed for information.

The suspect made off towards the nearby Tesco store.

Det Sgt Martin McKendrick said: "We are checking CCTV at the moment to see whether he had been in the vicinity of the bank prior to the robbery but in meantime would ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the robbery - who may have seen him loitering or acting suspiciously, to contact police.

"Thankfully, no one was injured but it was a very frightening experience for the staff involved who are both women, aged 30 and 57 years, and it is imperative that we catch him."

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