A G4S worker has been taken to hospital after being attacked with a machete during a cash machine robbery.
Two men attacked the 60-year-old while he was loading the Santander ATM at Glasgow’s Forge Shopping Centre yesterday evening.
One man attacked the victim while the other stole the cash box containing more than £10,000.
The pair then escaped in a stolen blue estate Skoda Fabia, which was later found torched.
Paramedics treated the G4S worker, taking him to Glasgow Royal Infirmary with a hand injury. He is in a stable condition.
Police have released descriptions of the two suspects.
The first, the man with the machete is white, is 6ft tall and was wearing a light grey zipper, black trousers and black trainers.
The second man was also white, around 6ft 1in and wearing a black jacket with the hood up, grey tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
Detective Inspector Alasdair Barlow from the community investigation unit, based at Govan, said: “This was a violent and premeditated attack and it is vital that we trace the two despicable individuals involved.
“Officers will be at the scene today conducting door to door inquiries as well as examining CCTV footage to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“The incident occurred near to the cinema and there would have been members of the public in and around the shopping centre at the time.
“I would appeal to anyone who noticed anything at all suspicious to please get in touch as you may have information to assist with our investigation.
“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area of Inverleith Street shortly after the robbery took place, who may have noticed a blue Skoda Fabia or two men acting suspiciously, to come forward.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan via 101, quoting incident number 2813 of January 2, 2018.
“Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”