Daylight robbery – motorist steals bag in shock raid

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A STARTLED woman was robbed by a driver who suddenly screeched to a halt, jumped out of his car and stole her bag.

The 32-year-old victim was targeted in broad daylight as she walked along Duke Street, Dennistoun.

The incident took place at around 1.35pm on Monday, October 15.

The woman was walking from William Hill bookmakers in Duke Street to deposit takings in the post office at Annfield Place.

As she approached the post office, a black Volkswagen Golf car – with the prefix SB54 – drove up, and the driver jumped out of the car and snatched her bag.

He then got back into the car and drove west on Duke Street, in the direction of the city centre.

Police say the woman was uninjured, but shaken by the incident. The bag contained a four-figure sum of money and personal items.

The driver is described as being a white male, in his mid to late 20s. He was approximately 5ft 8ins – 5ft 10ins in height and of average build.

He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit with pale blue stripes down the arms and legs, had his hood up and had a brown checked scarf covering his nose and mouth.

He had a passenger in the front seat who did not leave the car. He is described as being a white man, of thin build, aged in his 50s, with receding hair and dark rectangular glasses.

Constable John Tweedle at London Road police office is appealing for witnesses.

He said: “The area would have been relatively busy at the time and I would ask anyone who was in Duke Street and witnessed this incident or has any information whatsoever regarding this crime to contact the Robbery Unit at London Road on telephone number 0141 532 4769.”

To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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