Glasgow & West Scotland

Men sought over armed raid on Blantyre hotel

Police are attempting to trace two men who carried out an armed robbery at a popular hotel in South Lanarkshire.

The men got out of a black, jeep-like car, outside the Parkville Hotel in Glasgow Road, Blantyre, at 00:45.

They threatened the manager with a weapon as he locked up and forced him inside where they stole a sum of cash before fleeing.

The manager was unhurt but left badly shaken. Police are reviewing CCTV images and have appealed for help.

Suspect descriptions

The fist suspect was described as white, and was wearing a black body warmer over a black hooded top. He was also wearing black trousers, a scarf over his face and black woollen gloves.

The second suspect was described as white, and was wearing a blue hooded Adidas top, with a blue emblem on the chest, dark tracksuit trousers, black and white Nike trainers and white latex gloves.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and forensics officers have been examining the hotel.

Det Sgt Susie Cairns said: "We are in the process of reviewing CCTV images from the location and we are also gathering images from around the local area to gather further details on the car and the suspects.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have any information or knowledge about the crime or the suspects to contact us."

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