A four-figure sum was stolen from an Ayr store after a robber threatened two female staff members with a weapon.

A man entered the Premier shop, known locally as Libbys Convenience Store, in Main Road, Ayr, at around 8:30pm on Friday, March 1.

He then threatened staff members with a weapon, which police say was not a firearm, and demanded they hand over the cash from the till.

The man made off with a four-figure sum of cash before heading in the direction of Low Road, Ayr.

The two female members of staff, aged 17 and 26, were uninjured, however they have been left badly shaken by the incident.

The suspect is white, in his early 20s, with a slim build and short dark hair.

He was wearing a black hooded jacket, dark coloured trousers and a black scarf. He was also wearing a medical ‘moonboot’.

Officers continue to carry out house to house enquiries and are gathering CCTV footage for review.

Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch said: “This is a very busy area with a local chip shop nearby, I’m sure there will have been people out and about and would have noticed the man.

"I am appealing to local people to think back and consider if they saw this man, did you see him enter the store, did you see him leave? If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it is, please pass it on as it could assist our enquiries."

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Ayr Police station via 101, quoting incident number 4092 of Friday 1 March 2018.

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