Youths attack security guard close to Commonwealth Village
POLICE are hunting a group of youths as young as 14 who assaulted and robbed a security guard in Glasgow.
The 30-year-old guard was attacked on the site of a residential housing development near to the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village site in Dalmarnock.
He had investigated a noise outside his cabin when he was confronted by five people with their faces covered.
He was threatened with a knife and his backpack containing a Sony laptop, two mobile phones and his wallet with bank cards inside were all stolen.
As the man chased after the group, one of them hit him on the head with a large brick and before making off into Belvidere Avenue.
The security guard was working on the Kier Homes Belvidere Village development, which is unrelated to the games.
After contacting police from a house nearby, the security guard was taken in an ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was treated for a head injury.
Anyone with information about the robbery, which happened at about 6.50pm on Wednesday, can contact Strathclyde Police.
The robbers are all white, Scottish and aged between 14-20. Two of them wore balaclavas with silver edging around the eyes and mouth and the others wore scarves over their faces. All five were wearing black clothes.
Detective Constable Ewan Gilmour said: “We are carrying out extensive inquiries and checking CCTV to trace those responsible for this assault and robbery. I would like to appeal to anyone who was around the Belvidere Avenue area on Wednesday night and saw a group of youths hanging around the Commonwealth Games site, or saw anyone hanging around the area to contact me.
“I would also ask anyone who has any information which can help the inquiry to contact London Road Police Office on 0141 532 4600. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you prefer to remain anonymous.”
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