Man robbed at knife-point while lifting money from ATM at bank

The 42-year-old was robbed on Wednesday afternoon.

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A man has been robbed at knife-point while lifting money from a cash machine outside a bank in South Lanarkshire.

The 42-year-old was outside the Bank of Scotland on Kirkton Street, Carluke, when the incident took place at around 2pm on Wednesday.

As he withdrew money from the ATM he was approached by another man who threatened him with a knife and demanded he hand the three-figure sum over.

The suspect then ran off from the area in the direction of nearby Church Lane.

Police are now looking to trace the man involved who is described as being around 6ft2 with a slim build and in his 20s.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black and white hooded top with Under Armour across the chest, black Hugo Boss joggers, white trainers, a black and grey skip hat and yellow tinted sunglasses.

Detective Constable Sharon McBride, from Wishaw CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information on this crime, or the man involved, to please come forward.

“The suspect is clearly a violent and brazen individual, to carry a knife on his person and commit this robbery in the middle of the day, in a busy public area.

“So, if you witnessed the incident or saw the man running from the area, contact us, as any information could prove vital to our investigation.

“Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.”