Four masked and armed men carried out Gleneagles Hotel robbery

© DC ThomsonPolice presence at the Gleneagles Hotel where a robbery has taken place.
Police presence at the Gleneagles Hotel where a robbery has taken place.

A helicopter has been called in to assist police following an armed robbery at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder.

The Mappin and Webb jewellery store in the five-star venue was targeted today, with a display window allegedly smashed with a hammer.

Police have confirmed that four masked men carried out the daring raid and made off with high-value watches in what they called a “shocking” crime.

Robbery at Gleneagles Hotel causes an Armed Police Response hunting the criminal. - Picture Shows: Police presence at the Gleneagles Hotel where a robbery has taken place. - Tuesday 27 June 2017 © DC Thomson
Robbery at Gleneagles Hotel causes an Armed Police Response hunting the criminal. – Picture Shows: Police presence at the Gleneagles Hotel where a robbery has taken place. – Tuesday 27 June 2017

Police officers are now thought to be seeking a getaway vehicle.

Armed police have been spotted at the local railway station, with a helicopter also called into assist with the search.

Crime gangs have targeted the retailer before, with the Old Course Hotel shop in St Andrews having previously been targeted and foiled by police.

The Gleneagles Hotel has confirmed none of their staff were hurt during the robbery.

More to follow when it becomes available.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/457821/hunt-gleneagles-thieves-remains-going/

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