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Girl 'traumatised' after watching robber steal cash from father's car

Craigie Street at its junction with Allison Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The car was parked on Craigie Street near its junction with Allison Street

A nine-year-old girl has been left "traumatised" after a man stole a bag containing more than £10,000 from her father's car.

The girl was alone in the silver Vauxhall Zafira when the suspect opened the driver's door and grabbed a green bag which contained the cash.

The robber struck in Govanhill, Glasgow, at about 08:50.

Police said the girl's father had parked on Craigie Street to drop one of her siblings off at school.

The car was targeted near the junction of Allison Street, close to St Bride's primary school.

The suspect ran off towards Prince Edward Street.

'Despicable person'

Detective Constable Lee-Anne Miller said: "A young girl has been left absolutely traumatised by this incident, which we believe was pre-planned, and it is vital that we can trace the despicable person responsible.

"The surrounding area would have been busy at the time of the robbery, with parents dropping their children off at school and people heading to work, and it is imperative that anyone with information that could assist the investigation comes forward."

The suspect is white, about 6ft tall and was wearing glasses.

He had a Glasweigian accent and was wearing dark clothing, a black hat and black fleece gloves.

The schoolgirl was not injured during the incident.

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