Man held over security van robbery in North Lanarkshire
- 1 March 2014
- From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
A man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on a security van outside a shop in North Lanarkshire.
During the incident, a security guard was threatened with what appeared to be a firearm outside the Scotmid store on Old Edinburgh Road, Viewpark.
The masked suspect escaped with a five-figure sum of cash last Friday morning.
Police said a 26-year-old man had been arrested over the incident. He is expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday.
Det Insp Kevin Jamieson, of Police Scotland, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank local people for their help and assistance during this investigation, we welcome their co-operation and with their constant support we will continue to keep people safe."