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Thousands Stolen In Bank Robbery


A masked robber has made off with thousands of pounds in cash after threatening staff at a bank branch in South Lanarkshire.

Police Scotland are to pore over CCTV footage as part of an investigation into the robbery at the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Stonelaw Road, Lanarkshire at 3.40pm on Tuesday.

Police say that the robber had escaped with a four figure sum and there were no injuries to any members of staff.

Detective Sergeant Martin McKendrick, Cambuslang CID, said: “The suspect made off from the bank along Stonelaw Road heading towards the local Tesco. He is white, of slight to medium build and approximately 5 ft 8 in height.  He was wearing what appeared to be a scarf across his face and the hood from a top up, a distinctive bright orange jacket that had a white logo on the sleeve and blue jeans.

“We are checking CCTV at the moment to see whether he had been in the vicinity of the bank prior to the robbery but in meantime would ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the robbery – who may have seen him loitering or acting suspiciously, to contact police.

“Thankfully, no one was injured but it was a very frightening experience for the staff involved who are both women, aged 30 and 57 years, and it is imperative that we catch him."

Anyone with information should contact Cambuslang CID via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.