Men sought over failed armed raid at Cardonald jewellers

Police are hunting two men behind an attempted armed robbery at a jewellers in the Cardonald area of Glasgow.

The men, one of whom was armed with a sword, threatened a man and a woman who worked at RM Jewellers in Forfar Avenue at about 15:00 on Monday.

The 50-year-old male employee was treated in hospital for a slight head injury after becoming involved in a scuffle with the robbers.

Both fled empty handed in a Skoda Octavia towards Paisley Road West.

Suspect descriptions

The first suspects was described as white, aged between 20 and 22, of slim build and clean shaven.

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The area was busy at the time with shoppers and to be in possession of a sword in a crowded area is outrageous”

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He was wearing a dark grey hooded top with the hood up and spoke with a Glasgow accent.

The second suspect is described as white, about 20 years old, about 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and clean shaven.

He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top and jogging bottoms.

Det Insp Ian Hylands, of Strathclyde Police, said: "These men were determined to rob this shop and were armed with weapons, including a sword, to do so.

"Thankfully the man in the shop was not seriously injured but this could have had terrible consequences.

"The area was busy at the time with shoppers and to be in possession of a sword in a crowded area is outrageous.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw the car make off or, indeed, saw it or the men in the area prior to or after the incident."

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