Shop worker threatened by man with balaclava in robbery

Officers have released CCTV images of the suspect following the incident in March.

Glasgow police launch robbery appeal after shop worker threatened by man wearing balaclava STV News

A balaclava-clad man subjected a shop worker in Glasgow to a traumatic daylight robbery after forcing her to hand over cash from the till.

Police rushed to the scene at the Keystore branch in the Drumchapel area of the city shortly after 4:15pm on Tuesday, March 8, after receiving a panicked call from a staff member who was threatened by the suspect.

The man, thought to be between 30 and 50-years-old, was wearing the covering obscuring his face as he demanded she empty the register before fleeing the scene on Blairdardie Road, leaving her shaken.

Police have released CCTV images of the suspect they want to trace in connection with the incident and have asked anyone with information to come forward.

He is described as white, of medium-build and was wearing a pair of circular glasses over the balaclava.

Footage from security cameras also shows him wearing a blue jumper with a logo reading “Palmer & Co”, dark jeans and bright blue Adidas trainers with white stripes and white soles.

Constable Victoria Steele said: “Nobody was injured during this incident but this was a traumatic ordeal for the member of staff working at the shop when this happened.

“I would urge anyone who recognises this man to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident 2504 of March 8, 2022, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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