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Police Scotland appeal following attempted robbery in Glasgow

November 7, 2014, 5:43 pm

Police Scotland is appealing for information following an attempted robbery at a bookmakers in East Kilbride, Glasgow on 6 November 2014.

Around 2030 hours, a man entered the premises of Ladbrokes Bookmakers in Greenhills Square dressed in a white paper suit and wearing what appeared to be a bandage type material under a black balaclava covering his head and face. The man presented what is believed to be a small firearm to a member of staff who was behind the counter and demanded money. The member of staff activated the alarm and the man was then challenged by two customers who were within at the time. On being challenged by customers within the premises, the man made off empty handed.

This incident may be connected to a previous incident which occurred at Ladbrokes in Nitshill on 5 of October.

Detective Sergeant Gerry Moore of Police Scotland said:

“Thankfully no one was injured during either attempted robbery. However, it was a very frightening experience for the staff and customers at the shop.”

“Our enquiries are still at quite an early stage. We are analysing CCTV and conducting interviews. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of the bookmakers at the time of either incident to contact police with any relevant information.”

“I would ask that anyone who has information about the men responsible or can help with our enquiries, please contact police via the non-emergency number 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where confidentiality can be maintained.”

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