A shop assistant has suffered cuts to his hand after struggling with a thief who stole a four-figure sum of cash from a shop in Gallowhill. 

A 45-year-old man was working in Jazzy’s newsagent shop in Netherhill, Road, Gallowhill when a man entered the shop and threatened the shop assistant with a knife.

He demanded money but as a four figure sum of cash was handed over, a struggle broke out between the two men, resulting in the 45-year-old man receiving cuts to his hand.

The suspect ran out of the shop with the cash and made off towards Netherhill Crescent around 9.05pm on Thursday 25th February 2016.

He is described as White, around 30 years, 5ft 9, medium to muscular build and had an acne scarred complexion.

He was wearing a black and white zipper jacket with his hood up over a baseball cap, a scarf and Timberland style boots.

Detective Inspector Suzie Chow at Paisley CID said: “This was a very traumatic experience for the shop assistant who did everything he could to foil this robbery and luckily without sustaining any serious injuries.

“Enquiries so far have revealed that there were several girls hanging around near to the shop at this time and I urge them to contact police immediately as they may be able to provide valuable information that could assist our investigation.

“We also know that a man was also seen nearby at this time and it is vital that we speak to this man as soon as possible. He is described as white, around 26 to 27 years, 5ft 10, slim build and was wearing a white jacket with black stripes and hood. He wore his hood up and also wore a scarf.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Paisley CID via telephone number 101. Alternatively calls can be made via CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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