Police hunt knife thug

Added on Monday 11 Jun 2012

A terrified woman assistant was threatened by a knife-armed thug during an attempted robbery at a North Woodside bookmakers on Tuesday last week (June 5). The man entered William Hill bookmakers on Maryhill Road at around 1.50pm and demanded money from the woman while brandishing a knife, but fled empty-handed when staff refused to comply.

He was seen heading on to Maryhill Road and then St George's Road. The suspect is described as aged between 18 and 20, 5ft 10 inches in height and wore a distinctive grey windbreaker jacket.

It has red stripes down the arms with the Adidas logo on the chest. He was also wearing a khaki-green, woollen skip hat, grey jogging bottoms and black training shoes, and was carrying a blue plastic carrier bag.

Constable Katie Allan of the Stewart Street Robbery Unit is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

She said: "Witnesses have told us that the man was seen changing his clothing just after the attempted robbery, in St Peter's Street.

"He changed into a grey hooded top. I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this man just prior to the incident, and anyone who may have witnessed him change his clothes just after. He was last seen heading into New City Road near to the underpass at the M8."

Anyone with information should contact police at Stewart Street Robbery Unit on 0141 532 3000.

To give information anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.