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Two Airdrie Shops Ram Raided
Ram-Raiders made off with cash and electrical equipment after targeting two shops in Airdrie.
The destructive theft took place at Senor's chip shop on Cairnhill's Bellsdyke Road before a failed attempt at the Burnfoot Convenience Store on Laidon Road between 4am and 5am.
A Renault Megane, stolen earlier from Coatbridge, was used by two men and recovered from the Laidon Road scene.
A three-figure sum of money and some goods were stolen from Senor's while both premises sustained significant damage.
Police have launched an appeal for information and issued descriptions of two suspects.
Both men are in their late teens/early 20s and of slim build. One was wearing a white tracksuit top with the hood up, jeans and gloves; the other wore a black baseball cap, green jacket and light-coloured trousers.
Inspector Vincent Ferris, of Airdrie police office, said: "Officers are currently at the scene of both raids carrying out enquiries.
"On checking CCTV, two men were seen reversing the Renault Megane car into the convenience store and running off afterwards.
"They didn’t manage to get in, however, it is thought that due to the damage to the shutter and the front of the shop, they did the same at the fish-and-chip shop a short time earlier.
"On this occasion, they did manage to gain entry and made off with the three-figure sum of money and some electrical equipment.
“The area around both shops is residential so I have no doubt that someone will have either heard or seen the incident take place."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Community Investigation Unit at Airdrie on the non-emergency 101 number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.