Toddler hurt during an attempted robbery on takeaway driver in Johnstone Toddler hurt during an attempted robbery on takeaway driver in Johnstone
A three-year-old has been hurt during a botched robbery in Johnstone. The toddler was inside a car with the child’s mother and father when... Toddler hurt during an attempted robbery on takeaway driver in Johnstone

A three-year-old has been hurt during a botched robbery in Johnstone.

The toddler was inside a car with the child’s mother and father when a man armed with a taser and a metal pole smashed a window showering the three-year-old with glass as they tried to flea.

Detectives are now investigating an assault with intent to rob in Johnstone that happened on Friday 19th April 2019 at around 12.05am.

A 29-year-old man was walking with a takeaway delivery in Cochranemill Road, Johnstone when he was approached by a man who was threatened him and assaulted him.

The victim managed to make it back to his Nissan Mirca car which had his partner and their three year-old daughter were inside, however the suspect ran after the car and smashed the passenger side windows before the car drove off onto Beith Road.

The three year-old girl sustained cuts to her legs during this incident.

Detective Inspector Robert Bowie of Paisley Police Office said: “This was a terrifying incident for this young family and luckily they were not seriously injured during this attack.

“A dark-coloured vehicle van was seen in Cochranehill Road whilst this incident took place, and I am appealing to the occupants of that vehicle to get in touch.

“At this time we are appealing to anyone who has any information on this crime to contact us as soon as possible through 101 quoting reference number 0013 of 19th April 2019.”