Glasgow & West Scotland

Armed robber strikes at store in Glasgow's east end

Police have appealed for help in tracing a man who carried out an armed robbery at a shop in Glasgow.

The man entered Hussain's General Store, in Wellshot Road in the city's Tollcross area, at 18:15 on Monday.

He threatened a member of staff with a firearm before making off with a three-figure sum of cash and cigarettes.

The suspect is described as white and had his face covered with a Burberry or Aquascutum scarf. He is about 5ft 6in tall with a slim build.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a dark boiler suit with a cream hooded top underneath.

CCTV images

He was also wearing a baseball cap, black shoes and was carrying a dark holdall over his shoulder.

Afterwards, the man fled into Ardgay Street and got into a silver Vauxhall Astra.

Det Sgt Raymond Hunter, of Police Scotland, said: "We are reviewing available CCTV footage and carrying out door-to-door inquiries.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to contact us. Did you perhaps notice the man prior to the incident or did you see the suspect leave the shop and get into the silver car?

"If you have any information or knowledge about this crime or the suspect then please do get in touch."

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