A FEMALE taxi driver was punched, threatened and robbed in a 'terrifying' attack.

The 34-year-old was in her blue private hire vehicle on Burnside Avenue in Bellshill when two men approached the vehicle.

They then punched, threatened her and made off with a three figure sum of money.

The woman did not require medical treatment following the assault, yesterday at around 4.24pm.

The first man is described as white, of slim build and was under 6ft tall.

He was wearing a red and blue bubble jacket with a hood pulled tight round his face and black tracksuit bottoms.

The second man was white, of slim build, clean shaven, was shorter than the first man and was wearing a grey tracksuit with a silver logo on the breast, white trainers and a navy blue bobble hat.

Detective Sergeant Gary Crossan, of Wishaw CID, said: “This was a terrifying incident for a woman who was only going about her work.

"Our officers will do everything they can to trace the two men responsible.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area last night who may have information that can help us.

"Do you remember seeing these two men?

“You may also have dash-cam footage if you were driving in Bellshill yesterday, please check back as this could hold vital information.”

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 2551 of Sunday, January 13 2019.

Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 11 where information can be given in confidence.