A TERRIFIED security guard was today threatened before being robbed of cash in a daring hold-up.

It is understood the robber threatened the worker with a gun before making off with an unknown amount of money in South Lanarkshire this morning.

Detectives launched a hunt for the suspect after the daylight robbery outside a Scotmid shop in Uddingston.

Officers were called to the scene in Old Edinburgh Road after 9am.

The busy street remained cordoned off while police examined a security van and the surrounding area.

It is understood no-one was injured, and the exact amount stolen in the raid is not yet known.

A police spokeswoman said: "Inquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.