Glasgow & West Scotland

Masked man robs Glasgow shop with firearm

A masked man escaped with hundreds of pounds of cash after an armed robbery at a newsagents in the east end of Glasgow on Saturday afternoon.

Police said a 58-year-old man was working alone in Ashraf newsagents on Carntyne Road when the masked man entered the store at 14:40.

The man, who was believed to have been holding a firearm, threatened the shop worker and demanded money.

The shop worker was not injured and the firearm was not discharged.

The suspect was described as white, about 5ft 11in, of slim build and wearing a balaclava.

He was also wearing a blue and white tracksuit top and dark trousers.

He was believed to have changed his top into a navy coloured shirt in a bid to avoid detection after leaving the store.

Det Sgt John Semple said: "Upon examining CCTV we have discovered that the man responsible changed his top after the robbery, and stopped at a local burger van to buy food.

"He also was seen crossing Edinburgh Road in Cranhill to speak to two females, who were on the grass verge between the dual carriageway.

"I am particularly keen to speak to these two females as they may have information that could assist us in our enquiries."

Det Sgt Semple added: "Additionally, we know that there was female directly outside the store as the man left, and I would like to trace that female also, as she may have information that could help us."