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Armed robbery at B&Q store

Published: 13 November 2009
Two men threatened shop assistant with knives before making off with three-figure sum in incident on Wednesday night.
The robbery took place at around 18:40 hours on Wednesday, November 11 at the B&Q store at Strathkelvin Retail Park, Bishopbriggs.

Two men entered the store and threatened a 23-year old shop assistant with knives before demanding cash.

The assailants escaped the branch with a three-figure sum of money, before making their getaway in an M-reg, blue Peugeot 106. The car has since been recovered in the Barmulloch area of Glasgow.

The unnamed shop assistant was left unharmed but understandably shaken by the incident.

The first suspect was described as white, late 30s, 6ft, heavy built, wearing a grey coloured zipped top with a hood, black jogging bottoms, black training shoes, with a white scarf covering his face. The second was white, of similar age, between 5ft 6 inches and 5ft 8 inches, medium build, wearing a three-quarter length black coat, dark denims, black shoes and a grey balaclava.

Detective sergeant Jackie Ferrie at Kirkintilloch CID said: I would like to speak to anyone who was within the store around 18:40 hours on Wednesday November 11 who has not already spoken to police. I'd also like to speak to anyone who may have seen the culprits hanging around outside the store prior to the robbery taking place.

"Our enquiries have revealed that the blue Peugeot car seen heading towards the Auchinairn area of Bishopsbriggs and was being driven very erratically, therefore I'd like to speak to anyone who may have seen the car from the time of the robbery until it was recovered several hours later."


Published prior to March 2014
By Mike Norton
I would be interested in hearing what security measures the store had in place, as B&Q are notorious for waiting for incidents like this or worse to happen before taking any precautions at all.

I hope the shop assistant is ok and wish the company would wake up to the need for them to improve security in ALL of their stores.

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