Hunt for 'armed' suspects after shop staff attacked and robbed

The incident occurred at around 10.30am on December 26 at a store on St James Street in Paisley.

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A hunt has been launched after two men attacked and robbed staff at a shop in Paisley on Boxing Day.

The incident occurred at around 10.30am on December 26 at a store on St James Street.

Two men entered the shop and threatened and assaulted staff and demanded money.

Police say they then left on foot with cigarettes in the direction of Caledonia Street, Paisley.

The first man has been described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, with a slim build.

He was wearing a black face mask with a white logo on the front, a dark-green hooded rain coat with the hood up, navy blue tracksuit bottoms with three light blue lines down the leg, and black trainers.

The second man is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a black parka-style raincoat with a fur-lined hood that was up, denim jeans and dark trainers.

Detective constable Robert Young, of Paisley CID, said: “One staff member received superficial injuries as a result of the incident.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to identify the men responsible, including reviewing CCTV from the area and we are asking anyone with information which could help to identify the men to get in touch.

“In addition, we are asking anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and can help with our investigation to get in touch, including if you were driving and have dash-cam footage.

“Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1092 of Monday, December 26 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”