Service station staff threatened with weapon in attempted robbery

Staff were left 'frightened' but unhurt following the incident on Edinburgh Road in Bathgate on Thursday.

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Staff at a service station in West Lothian were left “frightened” after a man threatened them with a weapon in an attempted robbery.

The man, thought to be in his 20s and carrying a bladed weapon, entered the service station on Edinburgh Road in Bathgate around 6.40pm on Thursday, September 8 and threatened staff.

Following the incident, the suspect was seen heading in the direction of Starlaw Crescent.

Police have launched a search for the man, who is described as white, in his early 20s and 5ft 6in in height. He spoke with a Scottish accent.

He was wearing dark clothing and sunglasses with a dark face covering.

Detective Constable Alan Gibson said: “No one was injured but staff were left frightened by what happened.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with us.

“Anyone with any information should contact officers on 101 quoting incident 2902 of Thursday, August 8.

“Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”