Strathclyde Police are appealing for information after a bookmakers in Uddingston was raided, with a three-figure sum of money being stolen.
At 11.45am on Thursday 13th October the Coral Bookmakers, Old Edinburgh Road, Uddingston was targeted by a single male. He entered the premises and demanded the staff hand over money to him. The man allegedly climbed onto the counter, alarming the staff. He then escaped with a three figure sum of cash. It is believed the thief made his way towards Old Edinburgh Road, heading in the direction of Bellshill. Police later attended the scene.
Chief Inspector Connel, Area Commander of Bellshill Police Office said:
"We are currently investigating a robbery at Corals Bookmakers and are looking for local people to think back to last Thursday morning around 11.45 and in particular if you have seen anything at all which appeared suspicious in the area of Corals Bookmakers on Old Edinburgh Road. We are looking for any information regarding a male wearing dark clothing and any vehicles that may be involved and parked nearby. Robberies can be violent and have a dramatic effect on the victims. We take these very seriously and will ensure we leave no stone unturned in identifying the person responsible.
"Strathclyde Police is committed to keeping the members of its communities safe and this includes business premises which have been targeted in this way. There is a lot of work underway to ensure businesses and their staff are given the appropriate information and training to stop the callous individuals from committing this type of crime. There are CCTV cameras and other security measures employed at many premises and we will use these to ensure we detect anyone involved in criminality."
Bellshill CID are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to help them in identifying the man responsible for this theft. Please contact (01698) 202400 direct, or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.