A masked man armed with a gun threatened to shoot shop workers in three separate incidents during a robbery spree in Glasgow.
Police are appealing for information to the incidents that all took place in under two hours on Saturday.
A three-figure sum was taken during the first robbery that took place at the PBH Superstore on Sandbank Street, Maryhill, at around 8.10pm.
A man wearing a balaclava presented a hand gun and demanded money from a staff member before leaving the store.
The second incident took place just over an hour later when a man, again wearing a balaclava and armed with a gun, entered a Shop Smart store on Bisland Road before demanding money from members of staff who refused to hand any over.
The suspect left empty handed, but at around 9.45pm, a third incident took place at the Scotmid Convenience Store on South Mains Road, Milngavie.
Again staff were threatened with a handgun before the masked man left with an unknown sum of money.
Officers believe that the same man is involved in all three incidents.
He is described as between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, of slim to medium build and was wearing black jacket with hood up, balaclava covering face, black jogging bottoms and white trainers.
Detective Sergeant Neil Guy of Glasgow’s Robbery Unit, said: “Thankfully no one has been injured as a result of these robberies and attempted robberies.
“Each of the staff members have been left evidently shaken and there is additional patrols in the area for the time being.
“We believe that this man is responsible for the three incidents and I would urge anyone who witnessed someone matching this description, or someone acting suspicious in any of the three areas, to get in contact with police.
“I would also ask any drivers that may have dashcam footage that could assist with our investigation to get in touch.”
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