Glasgow & West Scotland

Shopkeeper injured during robbery in Glasgow

A Glasgow shopkeeper was taken to hospital with a serious head injury after being attacked during a robbery.

The 28-year-old victim was assaulted by a man who demanded money after entering Suleman Newsagents in Kennedy Path, Townhead, at about 07:40.

He was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where his condition was described as "serious but stable".

Police called the incident "an unprovoked and particularly violent attack".

Following the assault, the suspect - who police said was carrying a "weapon" - ran off with a small two-figure sum of money and some cigarettes.

He was last seen running off towards St Mungo's Road.

The suspect is described as white, 6ft tall and in his 30s. He was wearing a black waterproof jacket with hood, dark blue jeans with a white logo on the back and white trainers.

Det Con David Hardie, from the Community Investigation Unit at Pollok, said: "This was an unprovoked and particularly violent attack on an innocent member of the public who was simply doing his job.

"It is vital that we trace the man responsible, and I would therefore urge anyone who saw this incident, or anyone who perhaps saw the suspect in the area around the time of the robbery this morning, to get in touch."

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