Armed thieves threaten staff with knife and metal pole in shop raid

Two men stole a three-figure sum of money from a store on Cairnhill Road in Airdrie on Thursday morning.

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The thieves threatened staff with a knife and a metal pole as they raided the store.

Armed robbers threatened staff with a knife and a metal pole during a raid on a store in Airdrie.

The thieves stole a three-figure sum of money from the shop on Cairnhill Road in Airdrie at around 7.25am on Thursday.

The two men entered the property with a knife and metal pole and threatened staff before leaving on foot along Bellsdyke Road.

They are described as being of 17 to 19 years old, of slim to average build, and were dressed in all black clothing, including black hooded tops, gloves, and face masks.

Detective Sergeant Mark Nelson said: “Thankfully no one was injured as a result, but this was a frightening experience for the staff involved.

“Enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible and we are appealing for anyone with any information which may assist to get in touch.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or who has any information which may help us to identify the men, to contact police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 0428 of 6 January, 2022.