Appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted at Glasgow Fort

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The police are appealing for witnesses after an assault with intent to rob at the Glasgow Fort shopping mall on Wednesday, July 8.

Around 5pm, a 35-year-old man was approached by two other men near to the disabled bays by the McChans Chinese takeaway.

They brandished a knife and tried to steal the victim’s sports bag before they got into a black Golf vehicle and drove off erratically towards Auchinlea Road.

The first man is described as mid 20s, 5 ft 6 in height, gaunt and with tanned skin. He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, black trainers with white trim and was holding a knife.

The second man is described as mid 20s, 5 ft 11, slim and wearing a black hooded top and possibly a hat.

Detective Constable Joseph Keith, Community Investigations Unit, said: “This was a very distressing experience for the victim who has been left badly shaken by what happened.

“The Glasgow Fort will have been busy with people going to and from their cars at the time and I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or in confidence to CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.