Staff assaulted in Murieston knife-point robbery

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Murieston.
Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Murieston.
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A Shop assistant has been assaulted during a terrifying knife-point robbery.

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following the robbery at the Co-Op in Murieston on Tuesday night.

The incident happened around 6.40pm when a man entered the shop and brandished a knife. He assaulted the member of staff behind the till and then fled with a three-figure sum of money.

The 68 year-old man was treated for facial bruising at the scene.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, stocky build, and approximately 25 years old. He was wearing navy blue or black tracksuit bottoms, balaclava or hat, white/grey trainers, and was carrying an Asda carrier bag.

Detective Sergeant Grant Paterson from Police Scotland said: “This was a terrifying experience for those who were in the shop at the time, and fortunately the shop assistant was not seriously injured.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious around the Bankton Centre in Murieston yesterday evening at around 6.30 to 7pm to get in touch with police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.