Police are appealing for information following an alleged armed robbery in Greenock on Saturday, August 10.

Around 3:15pm a man entered the ‘U Save’ store in Belville Street, Greenock, threatened staff with what appeared to be a 'firearm' and stole a two-figure sum of money.

The two male members of staff, aged 15 and 23, have been left badly shaken by the incident.

The suspect is white, around 5ft 10 inches in height, late teens, early 20s, with a medium build.

He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top, with the hood up and dark coloured trousers. He also tried to conceal his identity by wearing a scarf over his face.

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Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and are checking CCTV footage for any additional information on the suspect.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Young said: “This shop is popular and well used by local people. I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to contact us as they may have information which could assist our enquiries. Did you notice anyone hanging around outside the shop, did anything strike you as odd or suspicious? Please think back and consider if you saw anything which could help our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Greenock Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 2664 of Saturday 10 August 2019.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.