Armed robbers threaten staff in Bishopbriggs store

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Police are hunting two men who held up staff in a store in Bishopbriggs with what is believed to be a firearm.

The armed robbery took place at Scotmid in Auchinairn Road around 8.40pm on Thursday, November 3.

Officers said the two thugs threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm and a bladed weapon.

They then made off with a three-figure sum of cash in a small white van towards Colston Road.

A police spokesman said no firearm was discharged and no one was injured.

He added: “However, the three members of staff in the shop at the time, two women and one man, were extremely shaken as a result.”

There were four customers in the shop at the time of the robbery.

The first suspect is described as 5ft 8 inches to 5ft 10 inches in height and of medium build.

His face was covered by a black balaclava and he was wearing a black waterproof jacket, grey hooded top with the hood up, blue jeans and white trainers.

He spoke with an English accent and was carrying what appeared to be a firearm.

The second suspect is described as 5ft 8 inches to 5ft 10 inches in height and of medium build. His face was also covered by a black balaclava and he was wearing a black jacket, dark coloured trousers and trainers. He spoke with a local accent and was carrying a bladed weapon.

Detective Sergeant Raymond Hunter of the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan Police Office said:

“Enquiries are ongoing in the local area today and officers are also gathering and studying CCTV footage in an effort to gain more detail on the two men involved and the white van they made off in.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen these two men in the area around the time of the robbery to come forward to police. Anyone who can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact Helen Street Police Office through 101. Alternatively contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”