A taxi driver was assaulted by a man wearing a facemask during an attempted robbery in North Lanarkshire.
Police were called to Cumbernauld’s Blackthorn Road, at around 12.30am on Sunday, after the driver was assaulted while being parked in at a bus stop.
The man attacked the driver after demanding he hand over money.
Officers have described the assailant as wearing a blue or black jacket and a disposable face mask. He was carrying a white carrier bag.
Detective sergeant Karen Murray said: “While the taxi driver was not seriously injured he was left extremely shaken by this incident.
“Our enquiries are ongoing and we are keen to trace this man.
“I would ask anyone who was in the area around this time and recognises this description of the man, or perhaps has relevant dash-cam footage which could assist us, to get in touch.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 0192 of Sunday, October 29.
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