Call for witnesses after knife-point robbery bid

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted knife-point robbery at a local newsagent.

The incident happened around 5.45pm on Sunday at the A&S Premier Store shop in Sheephousehill Road, Fauldhouse.

The shopkeeper was inside along with two customers when a man entered and brandished a knife before demanding the till.

After the suspect tried to remove the register from the counter, the shopkeeper fought him off and he fled the premises empty handed before being lost to sight on Barton Terrace.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

The suspect is described as white and tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark hooded top, blue jeans, brown Timberland boots, gloves, and a grey Tammy hat. A scarf or other item of clothing was covering his face