Wishaw petrol station held at knifepoint

25 July 2018, 16:19 | Updated: 25 July 2018, 16:22


A petrol station cashier has been held at knifepoint in an attempted armed robbery.

A 27 year-old woman was working with the BP Service Station on Glasgow road in Wishaw when a man came in brandishing a knife and demanded money.

The man then ran off when the woman raised the alarm.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 7 of slim build and aged between 20 and 30 years-old.

He was wearing a blue jacket with the hood up and dark coloured trousers.

Detective Constable Victoria Ross, Wishaw CID, said:

"Although nobody was injured, this was a terrifying ordeal for the woman who was simply at her work.

"Officers have been checking CCTV and know that the man was outside the service station for a while before he entered and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen him.

"There were a number of cars and people walking by at the time who may have information that can help. We urge you to come forward."