A PENSIONER has been held at knife point at his own home and demanded to hand over money.

Detectives are appealing for information after the incident that took place in Ayr on Friday morning.

The man brandished a knife at the 81-year olds home in Park Circus and forced entry into the property demanding money from the elderly gentleman.

The suspect then proceeded to make threats to the elderly man’s family before forcing him into his blue Jaguar in an attempt to drive to the nearest bank and withdraw money.

The vehicle would have ben seen on Race Course Road before stopping in Fairfield Road.

Afterwards, the pensioner was made to drive to the nearby NatWest branch on Miller Road where he raised the alarm that he was in danger.

The suspect is described as white, between 25-30 years old, clean shaven and well spoken. He was wearing a dark jacket with the hood up and dark tracksuit bottoms.

It is believed that the man headed in the direction of Ayr Shore after leaving the elderly man’s vehicle.

Detective Sergeant Craig Semple from Ayr CID said: “From enquiries carried out so far, we understand the suspect was seen in a lane behind Park Circus shortly before the incident took place.

“I would appeal to anyone who noticed a man matching the above description or anything at all suspicious in the area to please get in touch.

“I would also appeal for anyone who saw a Jaguar parked outside the Fairfield House Hotel, or a man running away towards Ayr Shore, to come forward.

“We believe the suspect may have also been observing the victim’s movements at his home in the days leading up to the incident and I would urge anyone who has noticed any suspicious activity in the area recently to contact police.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Ayr CID via 101, quoting incident number 1361 of Friday 30 November 2018. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”