My flatmate alerted me to this article on the Strathclyde police website.
A man apparently robbed the Sainsburry Local (which is about 100m away from my flat) with a gun, just 3 days ago - this was the first I had heard of it.
Around 2055 hours Thursday 11 March 2005, a man entered the service station in Woodlands Road, Glasgow and threatened a member of staff with what appeared to be a firearm. He then made off on foot with a three-figure sum.
No firearm was discharged and no persons were injured.
The suspect is described as white, 6'0" in height, unshaven and wearing a green hooded waterproof jacket, blue jeans and a light coloured woollen beanie hat.
That however, is not the worst of the news:
Detective Constable Scott Bruce of Anderson CID said:
"This is the second time in a few weeks that these premises have been the subject of an armed robbery and we believe that both incidents are linked."
So, someone robbed it once and didn't get caught. Then they thought that it would be a good idea to rob it again.
Maybe the police will get him next time, third time lucky they say!