Man punched and kicked during Paisley Canal Street robbery Man punched and kicked during Paisley Canal Street robbery
A man has been punched and kicked during a robbery in Paisley while he stood at a bus stop in the early hours of... Man punched and kicked during Paisley Canal Street robbery

A man has been punched and kicked during a robbery in Paisley while he stood at a bus stop in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The robbery happened at around 12.30am when a 56-year-old man was at a bus stop, near to a nursery school, in Canal Street, Paisley. The man was approached by two men, who engaged him in conversation before grabbing his bag from him. The man was then pushed to the ground and punched and kicked.

Emergency services attended and the 56-year-old man was taken to the Royal Alexandria hospital where he was later released following treatment.

The first suspect is described as around 6ft in height, short hair and gaunt appearance. He was wearing a grey hooded top.

The second suspect is also around 6ft in height with a gaunt appearance and wearing a dark coloured top.

Both suspects came from the direction of the Canal Bar and ran back towards it following the incident.

Officers are in the process of checking CCTV footage for any additional detail on the suspects.

Detective Stevie Craig, Paisley CID said: “I am appealing to people in the area to contact us, particularly those who were in the Canal Bar and the Grill on the Park Restaurant. It’s possible people noticed the two men heading towards the bus stop on Canal Street prior to the incident, or they may have been seen running away after they attacked the 56 year old man. If anyone has any information of if any motorists have dash cam footage, I would urge them to contact us.

“Your information could prove vital in helping us identify these two suspects.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Paisley Police Station via 101, alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.