Attempted robbery at shop in Hamilton

Published 06 November 2019

Police in Lanarkshire are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at McColls, Fleming Way, Hamilton.

About 8.15pm on Monday, 4 November, 2019, a man entered the shop, threatened staff and demanded money, however, he fled empty handed.

The suspect is described as being white, about 5 ft 10" to 5 ft 11" in height, of medium build and was wearing a blue hooded jacket , light coloured jogging bottoms and a blue scarf covering his face

Detective Constable Stuart Burnside of Lanarkshire CID said:

“Although nobody was injured during this incident and no money was taken, this is the second time this shop has been targeted in two days and for staff to go through this again is very frightening and upsetting for them.

Support and security advice has been provided to staff and police patrols will be increased in the area. Police are appealing for information that will identify those responsible. At this time all avenues of enquiry are being pursued and there is no apparent link between both incidents at this time.

“The suspect on this occasion, ran off on Fleming Way afterwards. Please take the time to think back. Did you see this man near to the shop or in the local area?

“Anyone who has any information that can help to identify and trace him, should contact police as soon as possible.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 3818 of Monday, 4th November, 2019. Alternatively if you wish to give information anonymously, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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