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Second security guard robbed outside Glasgow bank

The man was robbed outside a Clydesdale Bank in the east end of the city.

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A G4s security guard has been robbed outside a bank in Glasgow for the second time in four days.

The 57-year-old was approached by two men who threatened him with weapons before stealing a money cassette containing a five-figure sum.

Police were called to the scene on Shettleston Road, Parkhead after receiving reports of the robbery at Clydesdale Bank that took place at around 6.20pm on Sunday.

The two men made off in a blue coloured Ford Focus eastbound on Shettleston Road. A short time later police were informed of a car on fire at the rear of flats in Budhill Avenue, Glasgow. This is believed to be the vehicle involved in this robbery.

The 57 year-old security guard received a hand injury and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was treated then later released. Although he was not seriously injured he has been left badly shaken as a result of this incident.

It is the second similar incident to take place in the east end of Glasgow in less than a week after another G4S security guard was also robbed of a five-figure sum outside the Royal Bank of Scotland on Duke Street.

Two men threatened the guard with weapons before stealing the money and making off.

Police investigating the incident do not believe the incidents to be linked, but aren't ruling anything out.

Detective Inspector Clark Hill of the Community Investigation Unit at Helen Street Police Office is appealing for information. He said:

"This violent robbery has left the victim extremely distressed. It is totally unacceptable that someone is targeted whilst simply trying to do their job and the men responsible quite clearly had no regard for the victim.

"We are carrying out extensive enquiries into this cash in transit robbery and are appealing to the public for any information that will help us trace the men responsible for this robbery as soon as possible. 

"I would urge any witnesses to the robbery itself, or anyone with information on car set on fire at Budhill Avenue to come forward to police. This vehicle is currently undergoing forensic examination.

"At this time we are not linking this robbery to a similar robbery outside the Royal Bank of Scotland on Duke Street on Friday afternoon, however we cannot rule anything out at this stage."

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