Scumbags rob lollipop lady at knifepoint.
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POLICE are hunting two "despicable" thugs who robbed a lollipop lady at knifepoint.
The 36-year-old was on duty outside the Mill Inn in Hamilton when the pair threatened her with a knife.
They stole a two-figure sum and escaped along Millgate Road . The lollipop lady was not injured and no children were with her at the tine.
Detective Constable David MacMillan said: "These two despicable individuals preyed on a lollipop lady in the middle of the school run.
"The area will have been busy with people collecting children and I would appeal to anyone who noticed these two men to get in touch."
Police also want to hear from drivers with dashcam footage of the incident at 3.30pm on Tuesday.
Both suspects were 5ft 5in, wore black tracksuits and had bad teeth. One was thin with a shaved head, the other heavily built and had short dark hair.
A 49-year-old man, who lives near the scene, said: "The people who did this are the scum of the earth."
South Lanarkshire Council said the lollipop lady would be offered support.
Roy Widdicombe, 69, is covering the crossing. He said of the robbery: "It's disgraceful. This shouldn't happen."
Anyone with information can call police on 101.
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