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Man pulls firearm on factory staff in Rutherglen


19/11/14


A man pulled a firearm on staff during an attempted robbery at a factory unit in Rutherglen.

At around 8.30am on Tuesday (November 18) a man entered Kwik Keg on Southcroft Road.

He presented a firearm and demanded access to a safe located within the premises.

When staff explained they had no access to the safe he then fired a shot into the ground and demanded that staff enter the back of a van and remain there until he left.


No members of staff were injured during the incident.


The suspect then drove off at speed in what is described as a silver Vauxhall Corsa heading south towards Rutherglen.

The car was then found abandoned and set on fire within Rutherglen Cemetery on Mill Street.

The suspect is described as wearing dark clothing and a balaclava.


Detective Inspector David Scott stated said: “Thankfully no one was injured during the attempted robbery.

"However, it was a very frightening experience for the staff. This was a brazen incident involving a firearm being discharged and it’s paramount that we trace the man responsible.


“Police enquiries are continuing. We are currently undertaking door to door enquiries and analysing available CCTV to establish the movements of the suspect. If you have any information you think may be relevant, we ask that you get in contact.”

“We are particularly interested in sightings of the suspect. There have been some reports that he was wearing a white shirt with a collar, dark trousers and white trainers.


"If anyone has seen a man of this description in the area of Rutherglen Cemetery around 8.45am this morning we would ask that you get in contact with officers at Cambuslang on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and confidentiality can be maintained.”