CLYDEBANK detectives are looking for witnesses to an attempted robbery in the town on Christmas Eve.

Two employees of Scotmid in Riddell Street were threatened late on Sunday night but uninjured in the incident, said police.

They reported that around 10pm, the women, aged 26 and 31, finished their shift and made their way to a blue Ford Focus parked in front of the store.

Just before they drove off, a man in dark clothing, who they didn’t know, got into the back to eh car and threatened them and demanded they hand over money and other personal belongings.

The women refused and told the man to get out of the car. He made off in an unknown direction.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Gillies from Clydebank CID said: “Thankfully the women were not harmed during the incident and officers are currently examining CCTV and conducting door to door enquiries in order to trace the suspect.

“We believe he may have been lurking around outside the store prior to the incident taking place and I would appeal to anyone who noticed a man acting suspiciously to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clydebank CID on 101 quoting incident number 3654 of Sunday, December 24, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.