POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a four-figure sum was stolen in a knifepoint robbery at a newsagent last night.
The robbery happened around 9.35pm, at an RS McColls on West Main Street in Armadale, West Lothian.
A man walked in armed with a knife and threatened two female members of staff, Lothian and Borders Police said.
He forced them to empty the shop’s safe, and escaped with a four-figure sum of cash.
The man is described as white, in his 30s, 5ft 8ins to 6ft tall, with a medium build. He wore a black jumper, tracksuit trousers, and his face was covered with a blue woollen hat and striped scarf.
He spoke with a local accent.
Following the robbery the suspect fled across West Main Street and down a lane leading to Hailstones Crescent.
A police spokesman said: “Thankfully the two women weren’t injured during the incident, nonetheless they were left shaken as a result of the ordeal they were put through by the suspect.
“We want anyone who was in the area of West Main Street last night, who either saw the suspect entering or leaving the premises, or noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area, to contact police.
“Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or who has any other information that can assist out inquiries, should also get in touch.”