Police Scotland are appealing for information after a 51-year-old man was robbed outside a bank in Glasgow.
At approximately 14:30 on Friday 4 January 2019, a security guard working for G4S, was delivering money to the Royal Bank of Scotland, Duke Street, Glasgow when he was approached by two men and threatened with weapons.
The men then made off with his cash box containing a five figure sum of money.
The suspects made off in a small silver coloured vehicle which was set alight shortly after on Myreside Street, Glasgow.
The 51-year-old security guard was uninjured although left with extreme emotional scarring.
Detective Sergeant Graham McCreadie at the Community Investigation Unit based at Helen Street, Govan said:
“This was a terrifying and dangerous attack which has left a man, who was only doing his job, traumatised. The suspects have then made off with a large sum of money and later set the car they made off in on fire."
“Following enquiries we know that from Myreside Street, they then got into a black coloured 4x4 vehicle."
“Officers are currently carrying out extensive enquiries, 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:
Between 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 10 inches in height.
Slim build wearing a black hooded top, black jogging trousers and a scarf covering his face.
Approximately 5 foot 8 inches in height.
Slim build wearing dark clothing and a dark hat.
WHAT CAN PUBLIC DO?
Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 1831 of Friday 4 January 2018.
Alternatively you can contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.
In connection with a previous news report on Informing Britain, a man in his 20's has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old father, Darren Sinclair.
Darren Sinclair was found on a footpath near to Kinfauns Drive around 07:45 on Tuesday 6 November 2018.
The man arrested is currently being questioned as part of Police Scotland's inquiries and has not been charged with any crime at press time.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell continues to appeal for members of the public with information regarding this incident to contact Police Scotland West’s Major Investigation Team via 101, quoting incident number 0602 of Tuesday 6 November 2018.
Alternatively you can call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.
Police Scotland has launched a murder enquiry following the death of a gentleman in Shawlands, Glasgow - yesterday - on Wednesday 7 November 2018.
At approximately 22:25 on Wednesday 7 November 2018 emergency services were informed of a man having been assaulted in Greenview Street, Shawlands, Glasgow.
As relatives of the now deceased are unfortunately aware of his untimely passing, he can now be named.
On arrival Owen Hassan - 30 - of the Shawlands area was found with serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he died a very short time after admission.
Mr. Hassan's relatives have been told that a report, will indeed, be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Detective Inspector Graham MacKellar of Police Scotland: West - Major Investigation Team, said:
“This was an extremely violent assault and at this time we are trying to establish the exact circumstances and motive for such an attack. Officers are currently viewing CCTV and speaking to local people in the area in an attempt to gather more information."
“I appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Greenview Street around 10.20pm last night (Wednesday 7 November) and either witnessed Mr. Hassan being assaulted, or perhaps saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, to come forward."
“Anyone with information which may assist the investigation to contact police immediately via telephone number 101, quoting incident number 4167 of 7 November 2018.”
Alternatively calls can be made to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.
Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a man was found dead in the Drumchapel area on Tuesday 6 November 2018.
Police were called to a footpath near to Kinfauns Drive around 07:45 after a member of the public made the discovery.
As his relatives are now aware, the deceased can now be named as 27-year-old Darren Sinclair from Drumchapel.
Following a post mortem examination, detectives are treating his death as murder.
Extensive enquiries are underway, with detectives examining CCTV footage and speaking to local residents, as well as Mr Sinclair’s family and friends.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell, from Police Scotland West’s Major Investigation Team said:
“The family of Darren Sinclair have been left absolutely devastated by his death and it is vital that anyone with information which could help us provide them with answers comes forward."
“At this stage we are looking to speak to anyone who has knowledge of Mr. Sinclair’s movements. He was last seen near to the Drumchapel Shopping Centre around 11.30pm on Monday evening and he was discovered shortly before 8am on Tuesday. Where was he during this time?"
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell, added:
“I am also appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Kinfauns Drive on Monday evening into Tuesday morning, and who may have seen or heard anything at all suspicious, to please get in touch.
“No matter how insignificant you think your information may be, let us be the judge of that, as even the slightest detail could help us form a picture of the circumstances surrounding Mr. Sinclair’s death."
"I am convinced that the answer to this dreadful crime lies within the heart of the Drumchapel community. It is imperative that members of the public come forward and provide us with the information we need to find answers for Mr. Sinclair's family."
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team by telephoning 101, quoting incident number 0602 of Tuesday 6 November 2018, or the incident room directly on 0141 305 4550. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”
A resident, local to Drumchapel, who wishes to remain anonymous commented:
“It is usually quiet here. We were shocked to see this cordon, which covers a big area. It is sad for the person’s family.”
MSP for Drumchapel, Glasgow, Bill Kidd said:
“Police Scotland have informed me that there will likely be a continued police presence in the area for several days. The police ask that everyone remains calm.
Darren Sinclair, affectionately known as "Sinky" to his close family and friends, turned his life around in a positive direction after his time in prison. Darren remarked on his accomplishments on Facebook: "Two years ago he wrote: “Av been out two year this month. Don’t think al be back.” [sic] (according to reports).
Darren's life was progressing in other ways as as he was also a proud devoted father (according to reports).
His family have expressed tributes to "Sinky", led by his brother Gary Sinclair who took to Twitter and said:
“R.I.P. to the best brother a could ask for and a brother that loved all his troops Darren Sinky Sinclair.” [sic]
Investigations are still ongoing.
People with information are encouraged to call Police Scotland by 101 and quote the reference number: 0602 of Tuesday 6 November 2018.
Alternatively, Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team have constructed an Incident Room and that can be contacted, directly, on 0141 305 4550.
Also, those with possible leads can call CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in the strictest of confidence.
A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
Police Scotland are releasing images of a large man they think may be able to help them in their enquiries into an indecency offence which took place on Thursday 12 July 2018.
The incident occurred at around 12.55 within Maxwell Park, Glasgow.
The man police believe may be able to assist with their enquiries, and is not - as of press time - being blamed for the offence, is described as white, of heavy build, with shaved greying hair, wearing a turquoise t-shirt, dark cargo shorts and white Adidas trainers.
Police Scotland strongly believe he is an important witness in this case and have information they need to bring the criminal to justice.
Police Constable Mark Cox, Glasgow’s Public Protection Unit, said:
"We are appealing to anyone who may know anything about this incident to come forward. Officers have been checking CCTV as well as speaking to those in the local area to try and trace the person responsible."
“We are currently looking for the man in the image as we believe he may be able to help us in our enquiries. We would ask this person to come forward, or for anyone who knows this man to get in touch with us.”
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland in Glasgow via 101, quoting incident number 1779 of Thursday 12 July 2018.
Alternatively witnesses or anyone with information can contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.
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