Security guard robbed in ‘terrifying’ attack outside Glasgow bank

The G4S worker was threatened by two men outside the Royal Bank of Scotland in Duke Street, Glasgow on Friday. Picture: Google Maps
The G4S worker was threatened by two men outside the Royal Bank of Scotland in Duke Street, Glasgow on Friday. Picture: Google Maps
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Thieves have targeted a security guard delivering cash to a bank and made off with a five-figure sum.

The G4S worker was threatened by two men outside the Royal Bank of Scotland in Duke Street, Glasgow, on Friday.

They escaped with a cash box in the incident at around 2.30pm. The 51-year-old security guard was not hurt.

The suspects fled in a small silver vehicle which was then set alight on Myreside Street.

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Detective Sergeant Graham McCreadie said: “This was a terrifying and dangerous attack which has left a man, who was only doing his job, traumatised.

“The suspects made off with a large sum of money and later set the car they made off in on fire.

“Following inquiries we know that from Myreside Street, they then got into a black coloured 4x4 vehicle.

“Officers are currently carrying out extensive inquiries, however we would ask that anyone who was near to the bank, anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles mentioned or anyone who has dash-cam footage from that area to get in touch with police immediately.”

The suspects are described as white, around 5ft 8, and slim. They had dark clothing, with one man wearing a hat and the other a scarf covering his face.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting incident number 1831 of January 4, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.