Search for thief after man robbed at knife-point

A 44-year-old was approached by a man with a weapon who demanded money before taking off with a two-figure sum.

Police Scotland search for Paisley thief after man robbed at knife-point Getty Images

Police are searching for a thief who robbed a man at knife-point in Paisley.

A 44-year-old man was walking through Ferguslie Gardens at around 7.15am on Thursday when he was approached by another man who threatened him with a weapon and demanded money.

The suspect made off in the direction of Ferguslie with a two-figure sum.

He is described as white, around 45 years of age and of heavy build with short, black hair.

He had a large scar on the top of his head and was wearing a white t-shirt with a picture of a red and gold crown and the word “King” written on it along with blue jeans and black trainers.

He was walking a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog.

Detective Constable Fraser Williams said: “Luckily the victim was uninjured, however he was badly shaken and we are working to trace the suspect as soon as possible.

“If you were in the Ferguslie Gardens area around the time of the robbery on Thursday morning please contact us.

“If you recognise the description of the man responsible or have any information that may assist our investigation please phone 101 quoting reference number 1482 of 9 May.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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