An appeal has been launched after a taxi driver was robbed by a passenger with a knife in Kilmarnock.
Police were called after a 56-year-old driver was threatened with a knife and robbed of cash when transporting two passengers in Ardbeg Avenue, at around 10am on Saturday.
The man was uninjured but left “badly shaken” by the incident.
Officers have now launched an appeal for witnesses and are looking for a male suspect who is described as white, between 25 and 35 old, around 5 ft 5 inches, with a slim build and was wearing a dark baseball cap, khaki face mask, a dark waterproof jacket and blue jeans.
He was in the company of a woman who is described as white, with fair hair, a slim build and aged between 30 and 40 years old.
Detective sergeant Peter Sweeney said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident to think back and consider if they noticed anything.
“The taxi is a blue Skoda and you may have seen it and not realised a crime was taking place. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, I would urge them to contact us. It’s imperative we trace these people.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1052 of October 8, 2022.