Police helicopter involved in chase over Dumbarton
Anyone wondering why the police helicopter was hovering over Dumbarton on Tuesday night, have now connected it with a robbery at a local garage. The helicopter was tracking people who have now been arrested and accused in connection with a number of incidents. Detectives have arrested and charged two men, aged 30 and 24 following five incidents of armed robbery in East Kilbride, Stonehouse and Dumbarton. On Friday 1 June 2018 staff at the William Hill Bookmakers in St Leonards Square, East Kilbride were threatened by a man before he made off with a quantity of cash. Later that night, staff in the Spar Store at The Cross in Stonehouse were subject to a similar attack. On Tuesday 5 June into Wednesday 6 June 2018 three other similar incidents took place, one at Murco Service Station on Townend Road, Dumbarton, another at the Old Coach Road Service Station on Old Coach Road in East Kilbride and another at the BP Queensway North Service Station on Queensway, East Kilbride where two men entered the premises and threatened staff and made of with cash. No-one was injured during any of the incidents, however staff were left badly shaken. The 30 and 24 year-old men are due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday 8th June 2018. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.