Man threatened worker with blade during shop robbery

The 42-year-old shop worker was left badly shaken by the incident.

Man threatened shop worker with blade during robbery in Kilmarnock Police Scotland
Police: Appealing for witnesses after shop robbery.

A man threatened a shop worker with a weapon before stealing money during a robbery in Ayrshire.

The Scotmid store on Mcphail Drive in Kilmarnock was targeted at around 9.30pm on Tuesday.

The man entered the shop and produced a bladed weapon before demanding a four-figure sum from the 42-year-old woman who was working there.

He then made off on foot in the direction of MacAndrew Gardens and police were called.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses and have released a description of the suspect.

He is described as being around 5ft10 with a slim build.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark-coloured trapper-style hat, sunglasses, a navy blue jacket, grey ripped jeans and white trainers.

He was also wearing gloves that were dark-coloured on the palms and lighter coloured on the outside.

Detective sergeant Sarah Holland of Kilmarnock Police Station said: “The 42-year-old member of staff was uninjured but she is badly shaken as a result of this robbery.

“Enquiries are ongoing and officers have been speaking to people in the area, gathering and studying CCTV images from in and around McPhail Drive to establish more information on the man responsible for this robbery.

“I would urge anyone in the local community who saw anyone acting suspiciously on Tuesday evening, or who recognises his description to contact officers as soon as possible.

“Additional patrols are in place to provide public reassurance and anyone with any concerns or information can speak to officers.”