A masked man with what appeared to be a handgun tried to rob a shop in Glasgow.
The incident took place at around 5.45pm on Thursday at Sunshine Grocers in Glasgow’s east end.
The man, wearing a balaclava, threatened two men in the Carntyne Road shop and demanded money.
But when the 57-year-old shopkeeper and his 48-year-old colleague tried to grab a pole to defend themselves, the would-be thief ran away towards Edinburgh Road.
Police are now looking for a white man aged 20 to 22-years-old, around 5ft 8in in height and of skinny to medium build.
He was wearing a grey hooded top and bottoms with red drawstrings and white trainers.
Detective Sergeant Roland Craig of Shettleston CID said: "Thankfully the two men were not injured during this incident, however, it was very frightening for them both.
"There is a bus stop outside the shop and it is a busy area especially at this time of night, and someone could have been hurt in the disturbance.
"Officers are checking CCTV and making local enquiries in the area and I would appeal to anyone who recognises the description of the man, who we believe may be local, or who has information they think will help our enquiries, to contact Shettleston Police Office on 0141 532 4800.
"Alternatively, information can be passed in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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