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Guard hurt in East Kilbride cash machine robbery

A security guard has been wounded during an armed robbery in which at least £10,000 was stolen.

Strathclyde Police said that two armed and masked robbers threatened two guards who were filling a cash machine in East Kilbride at about 0715 BST.

The injured guard was treated for a hand wound after being hit with a blade during the incident inside the Co-Op store in the town's Main Street.

The two suspects were seen getting into a silver-coloured car.

Police said the pair headed towards East Kilbride town centre.

One is described as being about 6ft tall and of thin build, the other was 5ft 6ins tall and of stocky build.

Detective Inspector Una Maider, from East Kilbride CID, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Main Street, East Kilbride, around 7.15am today and may have seen the suspects hanging around outside the shop or leaving in a silver-coloured car.

"In particular I'd like to speak to the occupants of a silver-coloured Volkswagen Caravelle vehicle that was seen in the area at this time and who may be able to provide vital information that could assist in our investigation."

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