Glasgow & West Scotland

Man in wig sought over failed bank robbery in Glasgow

Police are hunting a man who wore a black shoulder-length wig during a failed armed robbery at a Glasgow bank.

The incident happened at the Bank of Scotland branch, on Dumbarton Road, Scotstoun, at about 15:35 on Monday.

The man left empty-handed after threatening a female member of staff with what appeared to be a firearm.

Police Scotland said the man was described as white, with a Scottish accent, aged between 30 and 40, of slim build. He had a gaunt appearance.

'Quite distinctive'

At the time of the failed robbery, he was wearing the wig, a white baseball cap, tweed suit jacket, red tartan scarf and blue jeans.

Det Con Alister Thom, of Police Scotland, said: "At this time we are examining CCTV in an effort to identify the person responsible.

"It is believed that he may have been in the area of Harland Street near to the bank before he entered the premises. He also headed off in that general direction and was last seen in Harland street at Gleneagles Lane.

"Dumbarton Road is always busy with traffic and pedestrians and I am sure that people would have seen him in the area. His clothing, together with the wig, would have made him quite distinctive and I would urge anyone who saw him to come forward."

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