Armed robber being hunted by police in Glasgow

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A MANHUNT is still on for a masked raider who held up a security guard at gunpoint.

The “despicable” cash-in-transit robbery took place in North Glasgow.

A Post Office security guard was delivering cash to the branch on Balmore Road, Lambhill, when he was approached by a man, who was carrying what is believed to be a handgun.

He threatened the guard and demanded cash, before running off on foot towards Knapdale Street. He made off with an undisclosed sum of cash in two containers.

The firearm was not discharged and the security guard was not injured in the incident, however, he was left very shaken.

Strathclyde Police is appealing for information and witnesses about the crime on Wednesday, September 19.

The culprit is described as being 5ft 9ins – 5ft 10ins. He had his face covered and was wearing dark clothing.

A silver Volvo S40 was seen in the vicinity of Balmore Road and Knapdale Street at the time and was later found burnt out nearby in Kings Place. Enquiries are continuing to establish if this vehicle is involved in the crime.

Officers are continuing enquiries, viewing all available CCTV around the area and going door to door in an effort to trace the culprit.

The area was busy with pedestrians and passing traffic at the time.

Detective Inspector Stephen Healy, of Maryhill CID, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the security guard, who has been left very upset as a result of his ordeal.

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“I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a Silver Volvo S40 in the vicinity, or a man fitting the description of the suspect, acting suspiciously around Balmore Road or immediately after the incident in the vicinity of Knapdale Street.

“This was a very brazen act, to target a security guard in the middle of a very busy road in broad daylight, and it is very important we trace the dangerous individual who carried out this despicable attack.”

You can call police on 0141 532 3700.