A WOMAN was assaulted at knifepoint by a thug who was trying to rob the store she worked in.

Around 7.10pm yesterday, the woman and another colleague were inside My Local Store in East Kilbride's Cedar Drive when a man entered wearing a balaclava.

He produced a knife and assaulted the 40-year-old, demanding money.

He then left the premises empty handed and made off along Cedar Drive, in the direction of St Andrews Methodist Church.

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He is described as wearing a black bomber-style jacket with a fluorescent green zip and grey jogging bottoms. He was also carrying a black rucksack.

Detective Constable Craig Jolly from Cambuslang CID said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the two women working in the store, and thankfully nobody was left seriously injured or requiring hospital treatment.

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“This despicable individual must be caught and I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Cedar Drive yesterday evening to consider whether they saw anything suspicious or noticed a man matching the above description making off from the scene.

“I would also urge any motorists with dashcams to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance to our investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Cambuslang CID via 101. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”

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