Armed robber threatened petrol station staff before stealing money

The man threatened staff with a knife in the 'distressing' incident before making off with a three figure sum.

Armed robber threatens petrol station staff with knife in Clydebank before stealing money and goods iStock

An armed robber threatened petrol station staff with a knife in an early morning raid in West Dunbartonshire.

The man entered a shop at a petrol station on Great Western Road in Clydebank around 7.35am on Tuesday and threatened staff with a knife.

He then made off on foot toward Onslow Road with a three figure sum of money and a quantity of goods.

Police are now appealing for information regarding the incident or the man involved.

He is described as being around 30 to 40 years old, approximately 6ft tall and of slim build, speaking with a local accent.

At the time he was wearing a black Armani top, blue jeans, Nike trainers and a Nike baseball cap.

Detective constable Catriona MacQueen of Clydebank Police Station said: “Fortunately nobody was injured as a result of this incident but it was hugely distressing for the staff members involved.

“We are working to identify the man responsible and would urge anyone who has any information or who believes they may have seen him to let us know.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 0511 of October 11, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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