Knife raid terror at Milngavie shop

MILNGAVIE MINI MARKET ON STRATHBLANE ROAD'EM'21.6.10
MILNGAVIE MINI MARKET ON STRATHBLANE ROAD'EM'21.6.10

TERRIFIED Milngavie shopworkers were left “shaken” after being held up by a knife-wielding thug in a daylight robbery.

Staff at the Mini Market on Strathblane Road had a blade brandished at them by a young man who demanded cash - and then fled with a three-figure sum.

Police described the incident, which happened at around 2.30pm last Friday, as “a frightening experience”.

Detective Sergeant John Gibson, from Kirkintilloch CID, said: “Thankfully the staff weren’t injured, however as you can imagine they are very shaken.

“To be threatened and robbed in broad daylight like this is a frightening experience. Strathblane Road is a relatively busy area. It is a main bus route and surrounded by residential properties.

“I expect it would have been busy at this time - particularly with people making their way to the local schools.

“Staff believe the suspect may have been standing at a bus stop across the road from the shop prior to the robbery, so I would appeal to anyone who was in this area from 2pm onwards on Friday.

“This is quite an unusual occurrence for the area, so if anyone saw a man acting suspiciously and didn’t think anything of it at the time - please contact us. Any information could be helpful to the inquiry.”

The suspect is described as a white male, aged 18-25 years, 5ft 10in - 6ft tall, slim build, and was wearing a navy waterproof jacket with the hood up and a dark scarf concealing his face.

If you have any information, call the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.