A WOMAN was left shaken after a man threatened her with a knife at the Tam O’Shanter Filling Station.

In the early hours of Wednesday, April 4, a man brandishing a knife, threatened the member of staff within the Tam O’Shanter Filling Station in Ayr and demanded money.

It is understood he made off with a three-figure sum of money.

The 49-year-old woman was no injured but was left shaken by what happened.

Police are now appealing for information following the robbery.

The suspect is described as white, possibly in his 30s, wearing dark clothing, including a hooded PUMA top and white trainers. He had the hood up and a scarf covering his face.

He was last seen running off into the car park of a nearby retail park.

Detective Constable Stuart Ferguson, Ayr CID, said: “Thankfully the female staff member was unhurt but this was a very frightening thing to happen to her.

“Officers have been checking CCTV and making local enquiries but would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or who maybe recognises the description of the man or indeed saw him in the area prior to or after the robbery to contact them.

“Information can be passed to Ayr CID via 101.  Please quote incident number 0150/04/04/18 when calling.

“Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted in confidence on 0800 555 111.”