Assault with intent with rob in Hamilton
Detectives are appealing for information following an assault with intent to rob in Hamilton on Monday, 1 March, 2021.
Around 3.25pm, when a man entered a convenience store in Glasgow Road, Hamilton Road, threatened the shopkeeper and demanded money. The shopkeeper was uninjured but was left badly shaken by the incident.
The suspect ran off empty handed onto Glasgow Road in the direction of Purdie Street in Burnbank. He is described as white, tall, with a slim build. He was wearing black or dark coloured jeans, black or dark coloured new balance trainers, with the distinctive white N on the sides. He was also carrying a black rucksack.
Enquiries carried out so far have revealed the suspect came from Glenlee Street onto Glasgow Road.
Officers have been checking for relevant CCTV footage and carrying out door-to-door enquiries.
Detective Constable Steven Totten said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to think back, maybe you saw the man run off after the crime or maybe you saw him before committing the crime. Any small piece of information could be vital to our investigation. I would also ask motorists with dash cams to check their footage as they may have captured an image of the man which cold assist our enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2616. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be provided anonymously.